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.
HTC Android Phones Leak Personal Data to Any App With Internet Permissions
Submitted by sawboss 2011-10-03 Privacy, Security 3 Comments
Just go to ‘settings’, then ‘about phone’, then ‘tell HTC’ then deselect ‘report errors to HTC’ and/or ‘report usage to HTC’
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
By easily identifying you, Android apps on HTC are better able to serve you. Just like the big bad wolf and his big teeth.