Second time this week, and this security hole doesn’t require a hack at all. I didn’t report the first one because it required your phone be rooted, and if you root your phone, well, you deserve what you get…
If you are using Google Wallet, you should be very aware of this issue.
Google has issued a statement: ”We strongly encourage anyone who loses or wants to sell their phone to call Google Wallet support toll-free at 855-492-5538 to disable the prepaid card. We are currently working on an automated fix as well that will be available soon. We also advise all Wallet users to set up a screen lock as an additional layer of protection for their phone.”
new update 2/1: Google has suspended the provisioning of pre-paid cards into its electronic wallet, preventing the use of stolen cards but equally preventing new customers from signing up.
Check this out from TheSmartphoneChamp …
- Google Wallet cracked again, this time without root access (9to5google.com)
- Google Wallet’s PIN Verification Cracked (Again), No Root Access Required (androidpolice.com)