| 02 February 2017
McDonald’s website is insecure and could lead to passwords being stolen, according to Dutch software engineer Tijme Gommers. More information: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01/16/xssive_thick_mistake_sees_mcdonalds_forget_hash_browns_off_hacker/
Lee Munson, security researcher at Positive Technologies reacts: “McDonald’s decision to encrypt user passwords on the client is a strange one and its customers, especially those who reuse the same password on all of their accounts, are highly unlikely to be lovin’ it.
“That’s because it allows passwords to be decrypted relatively easily and the same key gives access to every users’ credentials.
“On top of that, the food chain’s decision to stick with an older version of Angular JS is also a strange one – new releases often arrive as much for reasons of security as they do for feature upgrades. By running an older version, McDonald’s is simply inviting a hacker to come along and find a handful of vulnerabilities.
“Lastly, the fact that the restaurant chain is also running an outdated version of Jboss would seem to highlight issues at the version control or, worse, security team, level.
“McDonald’s would do well to determine which it is before any longer-lasting or embarrassing damage is done.”