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Wi-Fi security issue found on HTC devices

03 February, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Wi-Fi security issue found on HTC devices - read the full textA security related bug was discovered on certain HTC Android smartphones. This bug allowed any application that has access to the ACCESS_WIFI_STATE permission (something that the apps ask you before you install them) will let the application not only check on the status of your Wi-Fi but also have...


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I was trying to set my wifi security on my htc 3d and it went off so when I turns it back on it is showing me a emergency call screen and asking for a password and I have never use a password on this phone before. What must I do now because it is not letting me any more and keep asking for a password which I have never use a password before.

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  • 2013-11-30 15:43
  • q98S

quietly fixing :D loved it :)

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  • 2012-02-07 11:29
  • mRgm

> In reply to Aj @ 2012-02-03 17:26 from IaHw - click to readDownload "Iris" on your Android phone and ask it what the word "Glitch" means. :)

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  • 2012-02-04 02:06
  • QIN2

Google=Glitch!!!I love android but it will never be safe:(

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  • 2012-02-03 17:26
  • IaHw

Yeah...WiFi security issue fix....and now come the other issue,power saver notification keeps on popping out everytime my batt is low,even thought I have disabled is very ANNOYING!! and now my phone is consuming more batt than ever after the update for I don't know what reason........ -HTC SENSATION

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  • 2012-02-03 17:22
  • IVP9

It lists the Desire HD, but not the Inspire?
Interesting considering they are like devices.

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  • 2012-02-03 16:29
  • efNs

Lol. Love the image caption. 'quietly fixing'

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  • 2012-02-03 14:13
  • 95WB

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-02-03 11:32 from 0xMa - click to readThe same way in which apple users were reduced when it was found out that iPhone's were sending out location information about it's handsets unbeknown to it's users

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  • 2012-02-03 13:47
  • j0bb

No Sensation XL! Lucky me.

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  • 2012-02-03 13:29
  • j019

If you are wondering if any of your apps have access to this you can check by going to Settings - Applications - Manage Apps - Downloaded - Permissions (Down the bottom of the page.)

Just in case you weren't aware.

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  • 2012-02-03 13:17
  • ixum

these news reduce htc's customers.

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  • 2012-02-03 11:32
  • 0xMa

is the sensation xe affected?

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  • 2012-02-03 11:27
  • 3cap

Relax dudes!! Do you have at least on application which requires ACCESS_WIFI_STATE permission!?!

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  • 2012-02-03 11:18
  • J5HC

is the htc flyer included if not is anu one having any problems on it ,looks like i am and have reported it to htc. if you are please report it to htc.


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  • 2012-02-03 11:05
  • 3JmK

lol i bought my mother a Wildfire S, and oneday just connected to someone else's Wifi although they had a security code. My phone somehow recognized it as the same device. :)

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  • 2012-02-03 11:01
  • 9LAU

I don't care about stored passwords for WiFi routers I have accessed and remembered.

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  • 2012-02-03 10:54
  • 9KtY

> In reply to Lucky @ 2012-02-03 08:45 from u{Gn - click to readI'm afraid your phone is on the list, Droid Incredible is the HTC Incredible S, good luck with you update! My HTC EVO 3D already update by itself.

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  • 2012-02-03 10:54
  • PqRc

> In reply to Stunned @ 2012-02-03 10:13 from v0kp - click to readJust the password of the wifi connection profile. Not a very big deal. Corporate users should careful but installing random apps will pose other bigger risks anyway...

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  • 2012-02-03 10:45
  • n98p

> In reply to Lucky @ 2012-02-03 08:45 from u{Gn - click to readMy HTC EVO 4G is neither on the list, we have nothing to worry all about.

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  • 2012-02-03 10:38
  • PqRc

What exactly does apps having access to all Wi-Fi passwords mean ? email, IMs, social networks passwords ?

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  • 2012-02-03 10:13
  • v0kp

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