HTC travaille sur un patch

Smartphone

Par Gregori Pujol le

Suite à la découverte d’une faille de sécurité sur les smartphones Android de HTC utilisant Sense, le constructeur taiwanais a annoncé qu’il travaillait sur un correctif et que celui-ci serait disponible via OTA pour les terminaux concernés. HTC n’a pas manqué de signaler que cette vulnérabilité pouvait être certes exploitée, mais pour cela il fallait installer une application malveillante sur son mobile. Pour l’instant, il n’y a pas de date pour ce correctif.

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.

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