02-10-2011 07:25 PM
As a happy HTC Desire HD owner, i am concerned at this recent news."Massive Security Vulnerability in HTC Android Devices, exposing phone numbers, GPS, SMS, Email adr...
I have contacted HTC but recieved no responce regarding how to fix this issue. I am hoping Vodafone may have a solution rather than rooting the deivce. I know no device will be 100% safe, but this exploit is extremely easy for anyone with very little knowledge to utilise in their favour.
02-10-2011 09:34 PM
You are entitled to your opinion but i see it as incompetent of HTC. "Oh, yes, let's make all sorts of data available to anyone who connects to a port on localhost". Which is very easy to do via any rougue app on the android market. There have been a view of them recently, but thank fully Google has jumped on them quickly. It would have been quite easy to write their snooping system relatively safely; this is negligent.
What i am after is some way to disable these logger.apk without rooting. I am aware data will be exchanged, but i thought most companies would at least do it in a secure manner.
02-10-2011 10:38 PM - edited 02-10-2011 10:39 PM
That HtcLogger.apk is ONLY in the newer phones, it's not on the Desire HD, nor the original Desire. It IS in the Sensation (I remove it along with a ton of other pointless apps in my own ROM) but at the end of the day if you install an app then you're responsible for it. I only use a handful of apps and ONLY use official apps from the company inquestion (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, etc)
ROM: 3.14.401.31 (JRO03C)
HBOOT: 1.39.0000 | Recovery: Stock
Radio: 5.1204.162.29 | Kernel: Stock
04-10-2011 04:05 PM