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Wi-Fi vulnerability discovered in some HTC Android smartphones, patch is on its way

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Wi-Fi vulnerability discovered in some HTC Android smartphones, patch is on its way
It has been discovered that a Wi-Fi security hole is present on a number of HTC Android smartphones. The flaw could potentially allow for software with basic Wi-Fi permissions to acquire the user's SSID, as well as their access credentials. In combination with access to the internet, the harvested information can then be sent to a remote server without the user's consent.

HTC has already found a solution to the issue and will be sending a software fix to the affected devices in the near future. Some smartphones have even received it already. However, while most of the vulnerable smartphones should get the patch over-the-air, others will require a manual update. Here is a list of all HTC handsets that reportedly have the vulnerability:


Additionally, these devices have been reported as not affected:


If your smartphone is in the list, keep an eye out for an update coming your way, and if you have received it already, feel free to drop us a line below and let us know.

source: HTC, US-CERT via Gizmodo

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posted on 02 Feb 2012, 08:19

1. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


I have the DHD but I'm on a custom ROM, so I guess I'm all good..

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 10:22

2. TechDroid (Posts: 37; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)


Me too, I guess this won't affect us, and that's fine by me :)

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 12:17

3. dblue45 (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Aug 2009)


My Sensation XE(Z710e) :o

posted on 02 Feb 2012, 19:48

4. JGuinan007 (Posts: 627; Member since: 19 May 2011)


What about Inspire 4g? It's just like the Desire HD?

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