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Google Wallet Hacked By Researchers!!!

    February 10, 2012
    Shawn Hess
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Researchers have been working with Google Wallet, and yesterday they outlined a complex way to crack Wallet’s PIN. This leaves the funds connected to the number vulnerable to theft. The researchers report that the hack job doesn’t require any special tools or software or even any special skill for that matter.

The method requires only that a user clear the data for the Google Wallet app in the phone’s applications settings menu and then enter a new pin when prompted to do so. This is the second security problem that has been reported with Google Wallet. Users might want to think twice about keeping this thing around.

Update: Google responds.

  • http://www.LAokay.com Steve G

    Basically Google didn’t test out the product too well. Not surprising as Google often leaves it up to the public for most of their testing. They want you to believe they do all this QA testing on their products and services, and they do to some degree, but usually with limited amounts of data and use. In other words they don’t try and hack or break their software, they leave that up to the public to do. That’s why I don’t buy into the hype when something first launches. Let the people who must have the latest and greatest be the guinea pigs first.