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Android warns Google Pay security breaches could have affected Samsung phones

Monday 28 February 2022 15:11 CET | News

Security experts have issued a warning to Android users after a security flaw in Google Pay could lead to millions of Samsung phones exposed to risks.

According to The US Sun, the flaw could allow hackers to steal keys used for secure payment operations through the likes of Samsung Pay and Google Pay on an estimated number of 100 million Samsung Galaxy devices, ranging from S8 to the latest S21.

The problem was allegedly undiscovered for years, until researchers from the Tel-Aviv University located the vulnerability. Researchers have notified Samsung about the potential risks earlier in 2021, with the South Korea-based tech giant releasing the necessary fixes in August 2021.


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Keywords: Samsung, Samsung Pay, Google Pay, risk management, cashless, digital wallet, mobile payments, digital identity
Categories: Fraud & Financial Crime
Companies: Google Pay, Samsung
Countries: World
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