HTC Vulnerability – What Is To Be Done?
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Even if HTC has been informed about this vulnerability at the end of September and even after the full disclosure of this information to the mass media the HTC support and design team have yet to announce anything with certainty and we must assume that they will certainly offer the proper attention to solving this issue as fast as possible. The vulnerability has no relation whatsoever with the Google Android based operating system, as the vulnerability has been found strictly related to the proprietary tools developed and installed by the HTC Taiwanese manufacturer on the smartphones.
The data stored has nothing to do with the Android. The best thing to do is to make sure the apps you install are trustworthy and sit back and relax while HTC comes up with a new firmware that will remedy the problem. Basically, until further notice, any application that requires Internet access should be regarded as a threat that can access the type of information stated in the previous article and should be closely examined before install.
The thing that you should know is that apps developed by known companies have fewer chances to be or become such malware apps. Last but not least you can always install anti – virus software on your phone as some very interesting solutions are available such as special adapted desktop anti – virus solutions for Android. The way technology keeps on progressing it will mainly improve the and increase the list of benefits mankind is granted but also comes at a price that raises a question hard to answer.
Are the benefits important enough so that they are worth the high risks they pose to the common users or do they not? As such benefits usually involve personal information not many will be inclined to say the least to trust such vulnerabilities with their personal intimate information. We just passed the awkward events surrounding the iOS positioning service that protruded the intimacy of many users that was quite hard to accept and correct by Apple and now we are facing yet another similar problem in which personal information is juggled with such ease that many may begin to think nothing is less important that man itself.
This is a very unfortunate situation and eventually many will give up using such privacy denial products, be it software, hardware or policies. The best advice that one can offer is to pay attention to what you install on your smartphone, laptop, or PC.