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Major Security Flaw Found in HTC Smartphones

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Researchers have uncovered a significant vulnerability in several models of HTC smartphones.

"The vulnerability affects HTC EVO 3D, EVO 4G, Thunderbolt and possibly its Sensation line, according to researchers Trevor Eckhart, Artem Russakouskii and Justin Case," writes Computerworld's John P. Mello Jr. "Eckhart, who initially discovered the security hole, attributed it to modifications HTC made to the version of Android used in those phone models. Those modifications allow any program on a phone with Internet access to have access to almost all data on the device."

Go to "HTC investigates reports of vulnerability in Android phones" to read the details.

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