HTC investigates phone security flaw

Fault affects several models, leaves users personal data accessible

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HTC investigates phone security flaw HTC is currently investigating a security flaw in several of its phones that allows a users' personal data to be accessed.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  October 3, 2011

HTC is investigating claims that several of its mobile phones have a security flaw that could allow users' personal data to be exposed, according to the BBC.

Several models are said to be affected by the flaw, including the EVO 3D, EVO 4G, Thunderbolt and potentially the Sensation range.

According to the Android Police blog, once internet permissions are granted, a file containing a user's GPS location and email addresses can be easily accessed.

"HTC takes our customers' security very seriously, and we are working to investigate this claim as quickly as possible," the company told the BBC in a statement.

"We will provide an update as soon as we're able to determine the accuracy of the claim and what steps, if any, need to be taken."

The file that is vulnerable contains key pieces of personal information, such as the list of user accounts, including email addresses, a log of recent GPS locations, phone numbers taken from recent call logs, and SMS data, including recent numbers and encoded messages

2481 days ago
Sohail Siddiqi

I suggest that HTC should embed a security software in its HTC sense to give control to user which item(s) in mobile can be accessed by the installed software. I have seen all android apps ask for full phone data access, that is very risky @ user's end.

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