This week the Google Wallet team was surprised when two different vulnerabilities were discovered. One hack revealed a user’s PIN number on a rooted phone and the other allowed anyone to reset the PIN and gain access to funds on a Google Wallet prepaid card.
Google quickly responded to the first ... Read More »
Early this morning security frim Zvelo revealed a hack for Google Wallet that exposed a user’s PIN. Fortunately this vulnerability only affected rooted phones, as Google was quick to point out to The Next Web. Now a second hack has been posted online that works on non-rooted devices and requires no ... Read More »
Google Wallet has been hacked! Wallet Cracker, an application developed by Zvelo, is able to use brute-force attacks to reveal the Google Wallet PIN number which keeps the application secure. While this vulnerability is as serious as they come, it only affects Android handsets which have been rooted.
As soon as the vulnerability ... Read More »
After much hoopla Google Wallet finally launched on the Nexus S last September, but it was only available on Sprint’s version of the phone and not T-Mobile’s. Then when Verizon announced their Galaxy Nexus, it was soon discovered that they would not support Google Wallet. Verizon claimed that Google Wallet “needs ... Read More »
There are two things Android could not live without – development and the Android Market (among other things). There are those few manufacturers that chose not to get approved by Google, and their devices end up being released without the Android Market (or Google Apps, in general). Once developers ... Read More »
As soon as Ice Cream Sandwich is ready to roll out, the Nexus S will undoubtedly be the first device to be updated. (The Galaxy Nexus will be coming out within the next couple weeks, so Android 4.0 should be hitting the Nexus S right around then as well). While two to three weeks doesn’t ... Read More »
Have you ever held a 10-inch Android tablet and wished for a bigger display? You know, something just a little wider to watch movies on? Android modder Martin Drashkov must have had that dream, because he built an Android device with a 23″ touchscreen.
He calls his creation the MegaPad, and it only ... Read More »
The guys at AndroidPolice have come across a quite serious vulnerability in the Skype for Android app. The hack allows any other application to access a whole lot of personal information like “account balance, full name, date of birth, city/state/country, home phone, office phone, cell phone, email addresses, your webpage, your bio, and more.” That’s a ... Read More »
Just like the Motorola Milestone, it appears the upcoming Droid X and Droid 2 will have a digitally signed bootloader that will prevent users from flashing custom ROMs.
The original Motorola Droid had an unlocked bootloader and that device became one of the most popular among the Android open source community, but it comes as ... Read More »
Samsung’s Galaxy S lineup has yet to arrive in U.S. stores, but it looks like all their devices will be easily rooted thanks to a hack discovered on the international version. Russian developer LeshaK of Samdroid was the first to gain root access on the Galaxy S (i9000) and the community over at ... Read More »