Award for most ironic Appy Award goes to Fandango

Congratulations to all of those who won Appy Awards this year. A very special shout-out to Fandango who somehow won an Appy for Mobile Payments, despite not properly securing customer credit card information. Fandango’s app allows self-signed SSL certificates; combine this with the fact that they transmit all of your credit card details in plaintext (though over an HTTPS connection) when you check ticket availability, and it’s a bit ironic that they would win an award for this category. More than two months after being contacted about these issues, they have yet to respond or do anything to try and secure their customer info. Well done, Fandango.

Update 3/17/13: As reader iOSSneak points out below in the comments, Fandango seems to have fixed the SSL issue in version 5.5.1 of the Fandango app, which was released the day after this post. The Fandango app no longer accepts self-signed SSL certificates.

Related post: iPhone Apps Accepting Self-signed SSL Certificates

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