Yesterday we heard about a potential security hole that was found in certain HTC Android smartphones, and now HTC has confirmed that they are working on a fix for the security hole.
HTC spoke to the guys over at Engadget, and HTC said that user data isn’t at risk by its own software, but a third party application could take advantage of the security hole.
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.
HTC hasn’t given any specific timescale on when the security patch will be released, as soon as we get some more information we will let you guys know.