Linked by David Adams on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 17:35 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Privacy, Security, Encryption If you are running a HTC Android smartphone with the latest updates applied, chances are your personal data is freely accessible to any app you have given network access to in the form of full Internet permissions. This vulnerability isn't a backdoor or some inherent flaw in Android, it is instead HTC failing to lock down its data sharing policies used in the Tell HTC software users have to allow or disallow on their phone. The problem being, not only is your data vulnerable when Tell HTC is turned on, it's just as vulnerable when it is turned off.
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Comment by Neolander
by Neolander on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 19:35 UTC
Neolander
Member since:
2010-03-08

Security fail.

Reply Score: 1

Just disable it...
by elektrik on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 20:48 UTC
elektrik
Member since:
2006-04-18

Just go to 'settings', then 'about phone', then 'tell HTC' then deselect 'report errors to HTC' and/or 'report usage to HTC'

Problem solved...

Edit: spelling error.

Double edit: Read fail-nevermind, apparently it doesn't matter whether it's on or off....fortunately the article tells us the offending file and how to delete it...

Edited 2011-10-03 20:54 UTC

Reply Score: 0

It's not a security bug, it's a feature
by libray on Wed 5th Oct 2011 04:35 UTC
libray
Member since:
2005-08-27

By easily identifying you, Android apps on HTC are better able to serve you. Just like the big bad wolf and his big teeth.

Reply Score: 2