Wednesday, 5 October 2011

HTC promises fix for massive Android security flaw

There is security leak and HTC said they are aware of the problem and a update should come soon to fix the issue. basically what happens when you download thirty part apps "specially untrusted apps" hackers can access the vulnerable data includes the phone’s IP address, CPU information, and running processes. However HTC made very clear and said “A third-party malware app exploiting this or any other vulnerability would potentially be acting in violation of civil and criminal laws.”
So far, HTC says no customers have been affected by the issue, which affects its Sense software on Android phones. Sense contains a logging application that collects data about your phone but mistakenly leaves it open to third-party apps.

HTC says it’s working “very diligently” on an update that will fix the issue, which will first be tested with its carrier partners before its released over-the-air. For now, the company says users should be extra cautious about obtaining apps from untrusted sources.

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