PC Plus App Update Forces You To Delete And Re-Add Membership Cards

Hot off a incident where a security issue led to points being stolen, though it’s apparently the users fault for having weak passwords, Loblaw has pushed out updates for the PC Points app for Android and iOS. Now, what’s interesting is this statement in the release notes for the app. A screen shot from the Android version of the app is below:

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You’ll note that the very last line requires you to delete and replace any PC Plus card in your digital wallet. My guess is that they are trying to invalidate any cards that were created from accounts that were pwned. But you have to wonder if this is also connected with an attempt to quietly beef up their security so that Loblaw does not get pwned again. Whatever the reason, if you’re a PC Plus user, you should likely get the update and remove and replace your cards ASAP.

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