China’s most popular online payment app Alipay announced Tuesday that it plugged a user authentication security flaw.

Alipay got busy patching the flaw after receiving complaints from China’s internet users. Many found they could login into an account with just some personal information and didn’t require a password to make payments.

The process of hacking into an Alipay account takes just a few steps, as described by a  user on China’s Q&A site Zhihu:

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.