Sprint Releases Fix for Major Security Flaw in HTC Devices

Sprint has issued an over-the-air update for HTC Android devices, which were discovered to have a serious security vulnerability earlier this month. The hole allowed malicious programs to access user and GPS data, text messages, and more. If you run an AOSP ROM like CyanogenMod, you’re in the clear, but anyone with a stock phone will need to download and install the update. If you don’t want to wait, navigate to Settings > System updates > HTC software update and hit “Check Now”.

Sprint worked closely with HTC after reports emerged of a potential issue that could allow malicious third-party apps to compromise data on Android™ devices made by HTC.

Protecting customer privacy is a top priority at Sprint. Beginning today, HTC EVO™ 4G, HTC EVO™ 3D, HTC EVO Shift™ 4G, HTC EVO Design 4G™, HTC EVO View 4G™ and HTC Wildfire S™ customers will receive the over-the-air software update to address this situation. We urge all users to install the update promptly.


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