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Google fixes security patch in Wallet service

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Google fixes security patch in Wallet service

Google assured users of its smartphone wallets that the mobile-age technology thwarts thieves better than old-school cash or credit cards.

"Mobile payments are going to become more common in the coming years, and we will learn much more as we continue to develop Google Wallet," Google payments vice president Osama Bedier said in a blog post.

"In the meantime, you can be confident that the digital wallet you carry provides defenses that plastic and leather simply don't."

A Google Wallet feature that lets people load prepaid card information in smartphones for spending was re-activated this week after being shut off for a few days to fix a potential security vulnerability.


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