Google has found a fix for the exploit that allowed access to Google Wallet prepaid card balances and has turned back on the the ability to issue new cards.
Google has announced that it has now come up with a fix for a Google Wallet hack, revealed last week, that allowed unauthorised use of an existing prepaid card balance if someone recovered a lost Android phone without a screen lock.
In an update to a post on the Google Commerce blog which explained that no new cards would be provisioned until the expoit was fixed, Google Wallet VP Osama Bedier explains:
Yesterday afternoon, we restored the ability to issue new prepaid cards to the Wallet. In addition, we issued a fix that prevents an existing prepaid card from being re-provisioned to another user. While we’re not aware of any abuse of prepaid cards or the Wallet PIN resulting from these recent reports, we took this step as a precaution to ensure the security of our Wallet customers. If you are unable to access your previous prepaid card balance for any reason, please contact our toll-free support for assistance.