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HTC pushing fix for major security flaw

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HTC pushing fix for major security flaw
Earlier this month, we told you about a big security flaw in HTC devices that potentially put your personal data, including phone number, GPS, SMS, e-mail accounts and more, at risk. Word is going around that HTC has started pushing an OTA update for various devices on Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile to fix this issue. 

The trouble arose from HTC's Sense UI storing personal data insecurely, and now HTC is pushing a fix. The devices that have been confirmed to be getting the fix are: the HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon; the EVO 4G, EVO 3D, EVO View 4G, and EVO Design 4G on Sprint; and the HTC G2 and T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide on T-Mobile. 

All of the fixes are small updates and should be available now except for the HTC Thunderbolt update. The Thunderbolt fix will be bundled with the update to the newest version of Gingerbread, so that will be rolling out soon. 

To check if the update is available for your device, just go to the Settings menu --> About Phone --> System Update --> HTC software update.

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posted on 25 Oct 2011, 20:29

1. tomast (Posts: 50; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)

Just got mine on 3D

posted on 25 Oct 2011, 23:43

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

+n. EVO 3D as well. When bugs are found, HTC has been pretty responsive in getting fixes releases in a timely manner.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 00:03

3. kemjus (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

thunderbolt users who already have the 2.3 update received it as well... because I just got it.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 05:10

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

O noes it would take for evar to get the fix /s

Oh and thunderbolt update is also Rollin out

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 10:31

5. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)

Tbolt update is down now. Saying service is unavailable.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 19:52

6. Kease (Posts: 36; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)

Anyone who steals my identity is a fool!

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