A new security vulnerability has been found in new HTC devices that leaks vital device and user information, according to a report by Android Police. The report highlights that new updates by HTC have included a full range of logging tools that collects user account data, GPS locations, SMS data, phone numbers, system logs and running processes. Now, the problem is that even common apps with just basic permissions for Internet can access all the above data. So, any application having access to android.permission.INTERNET can have access to a user’s personal details. 

HTC Android smartphone users, beware!

HTC Android smartphone users, beware!

As a counter measure, HTC has released a statement saying, “HTC takes our customers' security very seriously, and we are working to investigate this claim as quickly as possible. 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.”

Such security flaws can be absolutely detrimental to the integrity of the smartphone user. It’s appalling how personal security has been dealt with so far, by majority of the smartphone brands. We earlier reported about Apple phones posing a big security risk, Skype having security issues in Android phones as well as problems with Google+. In the current world scenario, do you think security has become a total farce? Let us know in the comments section below. 

Publish date: October 3, 2011 12:49 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:37 pm

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