Last week, a significant security breach was found in Google Wallet that allowed a lost or stolen smartphone running the app to be used to transfer money without the original owner’s permission. As of late last night, Google has sent out a fix for this issue hoping to ease the concerns of its users.
The issue Google was experiencing problems with was an issue with having an existing prepaid card being re-provisioned to another user without the original owner’s permission. This is the problem that was fixed with an update released yesterday.
Rooting Not Recommended
In addition, Google strongly urges customers not to use Wallet on devices that have been rooted, meaning they have disabled any security mechanisms on the phone. Google Wallet is not supported on rooted phones, and in most cases, rooting the phone will only cause the data in the app to be deleted automatically.
If problems still occur using Google Wallet, Google has asked customers to contact its toll-free support for further assistance.
Read more about the Google Wallet security issue that we reported on last week.