McDonald’s iPhone App Gains Siri Shortcuts and 2-Factor Authentication

McDonald’s Canada has updated its iPhone app to add support for Siri Shortcuts, plus also enhanced security with two-factor authentication.

“Get your favourites faster with Siri Shortcuts,” explains McDonald’s. “After completing an order, select “Add to Siri”, then customize your voice command for easy re-ordering next time you visit.”

A Siri Shortcut means you will be able to ask Siri on your iPhone to easily place another order the next time, without launching the McDonald’s app first.

The July 7 update also says there are “bug fixes and performance improvements”, while noting two-factor authentication is now available. With two-factor authentication, logging into the app requires a second device to confirm your identity.

Some McDonald’s app users have been victims of fraudulent transactions, which they claim are due to the security of the app. McDonald’s has maintained these were “isolated incidents” and the app security was not compromised. Most were either stored payment credentials from debit or credit cards being used by hackers.

Others believe these fraud incidents may be related to re-used weak passwords that were compromised from other database breaches, resulting in exposed credentials.

McDonald’s recently added Apple Pay support to the iPhone app for mobile orders, increasing security through Apple’s mobile payment method, which uses tokenization, thus hiding your actual credit card number for transactions.

As for two-factor, we’re not seeing the option to add it to your account in the app’s settings, even after logging out of the app and logging back in.

Click here to download McDonald’s Canada for iPhone in the App Store.

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