Tuesday, October 4, 2011

HTC Promises Patch For Massive Security Issues With Devices

HTC has finally announced that they will patch the security issues that were mentioned few days ago and are trying their best to release it as soon as possible for the affected devices. In their own words:

HTC takes claims related to the security of our products very seriously. In our ongoing investigation into this recent claim, we have concluded that while this HTC software itself does no harm to customers' data, there is a vulnerability that could potentially be exploited by a malicious third-party application. 

A third party malware app exploiting this or any other vulnerability would potentially be acting in violation of civil and criminal laws. So far, we have not learned of any customers being affected in this way and would like to prevent it by making sure all customers are aware of this potential vulnerability.

HTC is working very diligently to quickly release a security update that will resolve the issue on affected devices. Following a short testing period by our carrier partners, the patch will be sent over-the-air to customers, who will be notified to download and install it. We urge all users to install the update promptly. During this time, as always, we strongly urge customers to use caution when downloading, using, installing and updating applications from untrusted sources.

Well its good news although the security hole isn't to say very significant, but its still poses a privacy threat to those affected handsets. Lets hope HTC learns from this lesson and tightens their security in the future.

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