HTC Reveals WiFi Security Bug That Allows Harvesting Of Network Data. Patches In Route.

  • February 2, 2012 8:00 am


Let’s be real here for a minute. 99% of you out there reading this site (and similar ones) more often than not (read: pretty much all the time) update your Android phones the second an official release becomes available or long before official releases ever hit the web. More mainstream Android users such as your mother, father, sister, older friend may not, however. This is where your love of tech comes in and can be put to good use informing/helping other Android users.

HTC has a small problem with security and Wifi. Apparently a number of HTC devices can allow a malicious app to harvest and send off private WiFI network information when the “ACCESS_WIFI_STATE” permission is combined with the .toString() command. HTC says several of the affected devices have already been patched and the updated automatically rolled out, with many more auto-updates in the works. A few devices, however, will require manual updating. For more info on these devices, head on over to the HTC Help Center and keep checking back for more info.

Complete breakdown of affected devices after the break. (Via: AndroidCentral)

  • HTC Desire HD (Froyo, Gingerbread)
  • T-Mobile myTouch 4G (Froyo)
  • HTC Desire S (Gingerbread)
  • HTC Sensation (Gingerbread)
  • HTC EVO 3D (Gingerbread)
  • HTC Droid Incredible (Froyo)
  • HTC Thunderbolt 4G (Froyo)
  • Source HTC
  • Via TNW | AndroidCentral


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