HTC Admits Security Flaw, Promises a Quick Fix

After a recent report indicated that HTC’s suite of logging tools leave the door wide open to malicious hackers, which could use the vulnerabilities in the software to gather users’ personal data, HTC admitted that the problem is real.  “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”, says HTC’s public statement on the matter. HTC claims they don’t know of any users actually being affected by this vulnerability, and advises customers to be extra careful when using apps from untrusted sources. As for the patch for the vulnerability, it’s coming after “a short testing period by (HTC’s) carrier partners”. **Source:** Mashable