Google Wallet Second Security Flaw Reported, Affects All Users

Posted on Feb 10 2012 - 8:03am by Editorial Staff

Just only a day passed when Google Wallet’s PIN Verification System Reported Security Flaw i.e. if you’re running a rooted version of Android and you use Google Wallet, and then beware the PIN verification system on rooted devices that carry Google wallet can be cracked using an app that is available freely online.

The second vulnerability reported today results in a way 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.

Mainly here this flaw results need to be consider in more serious way as it requires no additional software nor does it require root. The problem that comes in sight here is that since Google Wallet is tied to the device itself and not tied to your Google account – once they set the new pin and log into the app – it will add the card that is tied to that device.

The Verge tried to reach out Google and asking out for the current status of fixation of the flaw, Google responded in by saying, “We strongly encourage anyone who loses or wants to sell or give away 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.”

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