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HTC nimmt Stellung zur Sicherheitslücke

HTC Logo - quietly brilliantHTC hat heute Stellung zu der über das Wochenende bekannt gewordenen Sicherheitslücke genommen. Die Stellungnahme kann man wohl als Standard in einem solchem Fall bezeichnen. Demnach arbeitet HTC an einer Lösung und will schnellstmöglich ein Update bereit stellen. Man darf aber wohl vermuten, dass dies durchaus noch einige Wochen dauern kann. Insofern sollte man aktuell Vorsicht walten lassen, insbesondere bei der Installation von Apps aus nicht 100 % vertrauenswürdigen Quellen. In Deutschland dürften das HTC Evo 3D und möglicherweise auch einige HTC Sensation betroffen sein. Die Stellungnahme von HTC:

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.

via Engadget

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