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.