Rooting Android phone bypasses Google Wallet security; just one of many remaining flaws

Fixing flaw that let hackers delete and replace PIN hardly reduces security risks at all


If you prefer not to fling your finite wealth either at a direct target or into the environment at random, it's probably better to stick to checks, debit cards, encrypted Internet connections, barter, freecycling, PayPal, Bitcoin or any of the other incredibly limited ways that currently exist to pass money from one person or organization to another.

Google Wallet just isn't ready yet. I hope the economy can survive the lack of an Android-enabled NFC-based random cash-for-hackers distribution device. Not using it will certainly benefit all our individual microeconomies than trying to get Wallet to work securely, at least right now.

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