As promised, HTC has looked into the security vulnerability created by the HTCLogger app on newer devices and has released an official statement. HTC confirms there is an issue present that can be exploited by malicious third-party applications. A security update for affected devices is already being worked on. Once the patch is complete, HTC will push it out via OTA update after a short testing period with various service providers.
There is currently no evidence that any of the information stored by the HTCLogger app has been accessed by third-party applications, but HTC does “strongly urge” its customers to use caution when downloading and installing new applications from untrusted sources.
We don’t know how long HTC’s patch will take to develop, but we will keep you updated with any new information that we come across. How do you feel about HTC’s response and reaction time to this vulnerability? If you had to give them a score between 1 and 10, what would it be?Show Press Release
HTC is working very diligently to quickly release a security update that will resolve the issue on affected devices. Following a short testing period by our carrier partners, the patch will be sent over-the-air to customers, who will be notified to download and install it. We urge all users to install the update promptly. During this time, as always, we strongly urge customers to use caution when downloading, using, installing and updating applications from untrusted sources.