Last week some security flaws in Google Wallet were discovered and Google announced that it was working on a solution. Well, it looks like the company has been pretty quick to solve the issue as it announced on its official blog that they’ve fixed the issue. New prepaid cards can now be issued to Google Wallet, and existing prepaid cards can now no longer be re-provisioned to other users.
Google didn’t mention anything about a fix for Google Wallet on rooted phones, but it looks like they’re not going to do anything about it. It was also mentioned that there haven’t been any reports of abuse of prepaid cards yet despite the reported flaws – which can only be a good thing. But then again, not many phones have access to Google Wallet, and not every phone that can use Google Wallet uses it, so there might not be a lot of users in the first place. Regardless, it’s nice to know that Google Wallet is safe again.
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