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Try a "pure" 2014 MotoX then.
One of the advantages of rolling security updates out via PlayServices and VerifyApps is that malware such as this can be quickly dealt with without relying on OS updates or involving the Android manufacturers. Google patched this for all devices using Gingerbread or better some months ago, in July, and within days of becoming aware of it. It's a non-issue for Google Android devices.
Hmmm. . . They're running even older versions of Android than the 4 year old Gingerbread then? That's pretty rare I think.edit: One of the part-timers here has an old Samsung Galaxy S model from T-Mo, at least 2 or 3 years old. Just had him check and the latest Google Wallet version downloaded and installed just fine. It's running Gingerbread as the OS
If the Chinese user depends on Google Chrome or Firefox then they get a pop-up warning of a spoofed site AND default blocking. If instead they use one of China's most popular browsers, Qihoo, there's nothing to indicate you aren't going to a legitimate Apple site according to the source. Many, many thousands (millions?) of users may well be fooled into giving up their sign-in credentials.
Mel, are you doing any background reading before making some of your recent comments on how Google Wallet works and what the requirements are?The current version of Google Wallet is compatible with any Google Android phone running 2.3 or higher. That's means essentially all of "em Mel. Like with Apple Pay the other half of the requirement, NFC, may not be part of the device's hardware tho. Note that it's not at all unusual to find three year old Android smartphones with...
Mel, according to Google payment credentials are tokenized and valid for only a single transaction.http://www.google.com/wallet/faq.html#tab=faq-security
In what way Mel? Apple stores CC numbers for iTunes yet I've never seen you post any worries about them being hacked. I assume you happily have one of your own credit cards on file with them. Google's servers are no less secure than Apple's AFAIK.
Swiping a credit card is one of the least likely ways to have your CC info stolen. If the banks, the issuers of your CC, weren't themselves being hacked . . .http://www.wired.com/2011/06/citibank-hacked/http://www.pcworld.com/article/2691912/jpmorgan-chase-attackers-hacked-other-banks-report-says.htmlhttps://www.yahoo.com/tech/4-things-chase-customers-should-do-in-wake-of-recent-99078736464.htmlFrom an article in today's news."Nearly 439 million records were stolen in the...
Really? If that's correct it's easier than I had read it was. Not requiring a PIN doesn't sound proper tho.
I believe you're a bit off base on how Google Wallet works.Instead I think it's:- Open Google Wallet- Enter PIN- Tap and pay using already set-up CC like AMEX or whatever.But yeah Apple has a more closed system so definitely better security for the processors and CC card companies. Touch ID is the difference maker.
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