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Google Wallet Updates To Add Any Card To Your Mobile Wallet

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The main thing that has been keeping me from using Google Wallet is the fact that only one card was primarily supported. That’s all changed with today’s update.

As of today, Google Wallet now supports Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover! That’s great news for those of you who are like me and didn’t own a Citi Mastercard. This update really opens up Google Wallet for all kinds of users.

Paypal mobile wallet service adds another 15 retailers

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PayPal has picked up another fifteen retail partners for its upstart mobile wallet service and looks to be gathering momentum. First launched as part of a trial in 50 Home Depot locations earlier this year, the NFC-based initiative has been expanded to all 2,200 locations across the country.

What Is Isis, And Why Should You Care It's Now Partnered With A Bunch Of Payment Companies? Because It's Out To Kill Google Wallet

isisMobile payment providers. Yeah, I'm already getting a little sleepy thinking about them, too. Let's face it, they're not the most exciting topic in the world, but whenever we talk about how people spend their money, you know there are lots of companies out there eagerly eying the potential of various new payment technologies with great interest. Among such companies are cell phone carriers, and the reason why should be obvious: smartphones with NFC are ideal platforms for next-generation payment systems.

Google Puts Prepaid Card Provisioning On Pause Following Wallet Security Scare

walletFollowing the discovery of two security exploits within Google Wallet, the Vice President of Google Wallet and Payments, Osama Bedier, released a statement reassuring readers that Google takes "concrete actions" to protect its users. The statement further indicated that, in response to Wallet's security scare, Google has put prepaid card provisioning on hold, at least until a permanent fix is issued (which should happen "soon").

Google Wallet's PIN Verification Cracked (Again), No Root Access Required

walletYesterday, a security firm called vZelo demonstrated a vulnerability within Google Wallet, cracking its PIN verification system using brute force, giving Wallet access to anyone who had the exploit. It was also revealed that the hack only worked on rooted devices, and Google swiftly reported that a fix for the bug was already being worked on.
Adding to Google Wallet's security worries, a new hack was posted online today, claiming to give access to Google Wallet (sans PIN) on non-rooted devices, requiring just a few steps to gain user information (and funds).

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