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HTC Pushing Security Update To Several Devices

October 25, 2011 at 9:18 pm


Early this month, reports went out of a security flaw in many HTC devices running Sense.  This security flaw made it possible for pretty much any app with internet permissions to swipe some data, including calls and text messages.  The vulnerability affected several top-selling devices, including the Thunderbolt, EVO line, and others.  After Android Police broke story, HTC went on the defensive and soon issued a statement that it was looking into the issue and crafting a fix.

That update has begun rolling out to affected devices today.  Reports are confirming an OTA update for the EVO 3D, EVO 4G, EVO View 4G, EVO Design 4G, and the Thunderbolt.  In the case of the EVO line, this is just a small patch.  In the case of the Thunderbolt, the patch is coming bundled with the highly-anticipated, but problem-ridden Gingerbread update, which was pulled last month due to bugs.  To check for the update, head into your settings, about phone, system update, and HTC software update.  If you’re seeing this on a device not listed here, please let us know.

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