One, Joshua Rubin of Zvelo, has come up with an Android hack, which is a way to find an Android phone’s Google Wallet PIN.According to experts, the hack is one of the most interesting attacks on Google Wallet so far.
In short, this hack allows access to credit card data and purchase history and could, in theory, allow a hacker to use a Google Wallet freely in the wild. However, it does require the hacker to have unfettered root access to the phone. Using a small program, the exploit simply brute-forces a file found in the phone, thereby revealing the PIN and unlocking the wallet.
Again, the hack requires a rooted Android phone – a state that is trivial to achieve if your phone is stolen – and a bit of know how
Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile at Google, where he oversees development of Android, an open-source operating system for smartphones recommends: