The latest concern for HTC is the massive security vulnerability which has been identified in its Android smartphones. Even though the Taiwanese mobile maker said that such security loopholes have not resulted into any data leaks, they are taking the matter seriously and working to fix it as soon as possible.
The magnitude of this security vulnerability is demonstrated by a statement given by the company to Engadget in which it has said that this is a vulnerability that can potentially be exploited by a malicious third-party application.
Further, the company said that they are “working very diligently” on updates related to security. These updates after “short” carrier testing will be made available as OTA upgrade for Android users.
No time limit has yet been set, but it is expected to launch the updates soon.
The issue was detected over the weekend. Problems include permissions that are allowed in HTC Android devices and how, without the knowledge of the user, the applications can access GPS data and other contents.
Mentioning that “HTC takes claims related to the security of our products very seriously," HTC made a full statement regarding the matter in the Android community website.