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Encryption and an Abundance of Caution

User information, whether it's preferences for where you buy coffee or application passwords, can be a valuable commodity. That's why it has long been a best practice to ensure that potentially sensitive data is not just stored or sent in the clear, without first being encrypted.

A pair of incidents this past week helped highlight the fact that modern applications from big-name vendors can still miss this best practice.

Read the full story at eWEEK:
Starbucks, SSL for Twitter and Why Sensitive Data Must Be Encrypted -

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.