PIN-sized security hole puts the kibosh on pre-paid Google Wallet cards for now
Still, Google says that Google Wallet has multiple levels of protection and that on most handsets, rooting your phone automatically wipes Google Wallet data off the device. Of course, that doesn't help fix the problem occuring on non-rooted models. The company says that mobile payments are going to be more common in the future and that it is learning more about security as Google Wallet grows in availability and usage. "You can be confident that the digital wallet you carry provides defenses that plastic and leather simply don’t," posted Google Wallet and Payments Vice President, Osama Bedier.
1. thephoneguy92 posted on 12 Feb 2012, 11:30 2 12
I don't know why, but I just can't trust a dude named Osama with my money...
2. LoneShaolin posted on 12 Feb 2012, 12:13 4 1
One bad Osama ruined it for everyone. Well, not everyone. Just assholes like this guy.
3. SlimSoulja86 posted on 12 Feb 2012, 12:34 4 1
Get a life, ok. It's ppl like you we dont need on Planet Earth. Someone else's name has nothing to do with their capabilities. Or where they come from or which race or culture they belong to, everyone is capable of doing something great irrespective of their background, nationality or whatever. So do us all a favor and GET-A-LIFE @THEPHONEGUY92
4. thephoneguy92 posted on 12 Feb 2012, 12:38 1 5
I am very surprised at how receptive you all are to a joke. Keep it up!
5. roscuthiii posted on 12 Feb 2012, 13:20 1 1
Wait, so you're telling me that an unsecured device is... unsecure? Isn't that like saying a particular door/lock manufacturer is bad because someone's home was burglarized when they left the door wide open?