HTC corre ai ripari e prepara una patch di sicurezza

La notizia si era diffusa a macchia d’olio proprio ieri e ciò che si rimarcava era un’assenza di comunicazioni da parte di HTC. Invece proprio oggi HTC corre ai ripari e prepara una patch di sicurezza. Ci eravamo lamentati forse troppo in fretta? Al momento si sta vagliando la situazione per comprendere quale è la reale portata della falla, secondo la dichiarazione di HTC il problema non è grave e si può risolvere.

Ricordiamo che il problema si è verificato per prodotti statunitensi come HTC Thunderbolt o HTC Evo 4G.

La dichiarazione pubblica è la seguente:

HTC takes claims related to the security of our products very seriously. In our ongoing investigation into this recent claim, we have concluded that while this HTC software itself does no harm to customers’ data, there is a vulnerability that could potentially be exploited by a malicious third-party application. A third party malware app exploiting this or any other vulnerability would potentially be acting in violation of civil and criminal laws. So far, we have not learned of any customers being affected in this way and would like to prevent it by making sure all customers are aware of this potential vulnerability.

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.