More Security Updates Going Out To HTC Androids

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Early this month, a security vulnerability in a number of HTC-manufactured Androids was revealed, letting apps get unauthorized access to your personal data. HTC quickly responded to news of the threat, announcing that security updates would be forthcoming for affected models. We’ve already seen some of those start to arrive, but it looks like the big push has just begun, at least for HTC users in the States.

Several EVO-series models on Sprint are now in the process of getting updates correcting the bug. These are generally small, around 10MB, and exclusively target one vulnerability.

Other HTC Androids are seeing the fix included as part of a larger update. The HTC Thunderbolt, for instance, has been itching for a Gingerbread update that’s been marred with setbacks. This morning, Verizon updated its support docs on the phone to show that the long-awaited updated is finally set to start arriving. Buried in the release notes, beyond all the standard Gingerbread goodness, you’ll see that this security fix is also included.

It’s not clear if updates are on their way to every affected device, but the scope of this push makes it clear that HTC is serious about working quickly to close-up this loose end. Hopefully, it will be a distant memory by the end of the month.

Source: Sprint, Android Police

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