Google Wallet Restores Prepaid Cards, Issues A Fix Preventing Existing Prepaid Card User From Being Re-Provisioned

Posted on Feb 15 2012 - 8:01am by Editorial Staff

As we reported earlier today that according to Zvelo, the company behind the Google Wallet flaw reporting stated the PIN vulnerability requires root privileges to succeed and even it also pointed out both the Android and iOS security models indicating the access levels the device users must have with them.

Google has updated its blog post letting users know that is has re-activated provisioning and even also put out a fix of the original problem. Last week it was discovered that if a person who wants to access you Google Wallet has to do is go into the application settings menu and clear the data for the Google Wallet app – once done, your Google Wallet app will be reset and will prompt for you to set a new pin the next time you open it – the vulnerability affects all users.

Google’s updated statement:

Yesterday afternoon, we restored the ability to issue new prepaid cards to the Wallet. In addition, we issued a fix that prevents an existing prepaid card from being re-provisioned to another user. While we’re not aware of any abuse of prepaid cards or the Wallet PIN resulting from these recent reports, we took this step as a precaution to ensure the security of our Wallet customers. If you are unable to access your previous prepaid card balance for any reason, please contact our toll-free support for assistance.

Well, it is somehow quietly at this point we can say that the Google Wallet might have got the ability to issue new prepaid cards along with what Google updates that it has fixed an issue that prevents an existing prepaid cards from being re-provisioned to another user. There is still one more problem solution to found – One security problem down and at least one more still to go.

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