Speaking in Tech: Who uses Google Wallet?
Surface vs Nexus, the resurrection of Lotus Notes
This week in El Reg's enterprise and consumer tech-cast, our hosts Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela chat about slabs, VMWare's new desktop virtualisation strategy, Microsoft's Yammer buyout and more.
This week they discuss:
- Uncle Larry buys an island
- Google's new tablet, Nexus 7, leaked
- Microsoft Surface vs Google Nexus 7
- Who uses Google wallet?
- Microsoft buys Yammer for 1.2 Billion
- Lotus Notes flashback
- VMware goes deeper on the desktop
- Ed gets a new Drobo
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Presumably they mean the mobile wallet
I used Google's wallet using my home computer for some payments. Then my gmail account was compromised using a known attack. The attacker used filters to redirect messages from wallet and merchants then spent about $100 - probably testing to see if the account was good before spending lots.
Fortunately I caught it almost immediately and reported it to Google. They said they couldn't help and that I would have to contact each merchant individually to have the fraudulent transactions reversed. Unlike, say PayPal or your credit card firm, they wanted no part in solving the problem.
Then they locked my account and demand multiple layers of documentation before I can use the wallet again.
I'm sticking with PayPal now.
Was using it once in a while for the best part of a decade... but then..
... I failed their security review on renewing my card's expiry date, because it had expired obviously... so no more 'paid for' Google Android apps for me... here are the gory details...
Re: Presumably they mean the mobile wallet
So it seems that google wallet = give your money away to the thieves. Was planning to try it but I guess they have still miles to go before they can be taken seriously.