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Google Wallet, banned from using rooted Android phones

Lately a multitude of security flaws in the operating system of the Mountain View. Now, the controversy has come from the hand of Google wallet, the payment service for NFC that can be used by trained devices in the U.S. Well, this cannot be used if the mobile has been rooted. No person with superuser privileges will be able to use the application Google wallet. And it is that with them, he would be able to access the PIN user staff and make payments without the user’s consent.

But it seems that what has raised blisters is the reaction of Google before the problem. You have decided to limit the use of Google Wallet to users whose device not rooted. Only they will be able to continue using the company’s payment service, the rest will have to decide whether lose your root or do not use Google Wallet.

The worst of all is that the failure is actually Google, not the software added by any manufacturer or operator and, therefore, they should have noticed the error before launching a service in which it was played with. user money.

However, the google reaction Given the detected failure, it does not seem wrong to me. Now they have to put the batteries and rewrite the code of all those applications that make use of this service. The fact that they have turned off the tap to Google Wallet users is what makes users angry, who say that what you should do is release an update without security problems. It is obvious that the company is already working on it. But at the moment, what you can’t do is leave a door open to user accounts, especially after it’s done. so public. Therefore, it is logical that it does not allow users with a rooted mobile phone to use Google wallet. However, chances are that when a version with all the fixed vulnerabilities is available, super users will be able to use the service again in the same way as before.