A trio of nerds has uncovered a rather worrying security hole in some HTC phones, which essentially allows any web-connected app to access a ton of your private junk.
User accounts including email addresses, GPS locations, the phone log, and SMS data are all thought to be at risk. Cripes.
The guys, Artem Russakovskii, Justin Case and Trevor Eckhart, have been poking around with various HTC phones. You can read about their findings in great detail – and I mean great detail – at Android Police. They liken the flaw to: “leaving your keys under the mat and expecting nobody who finds them to unlock the door.”
Affected phones are thought to include the HTC Evo 3D and HTC Thunderbolt (essentially the US HTC Desire HD).
Apparently HTC has yet to comment to Android Police directly, however the Taiwanese manufacturer told TechRadar: "HTC takes our customers' security very seriously, and we are working to investigate this claim as quickly as possible.
“We will provide an update as soon as we're able to determine the accuracy of the claim and what steps, if any, need to be taken."