Tuesday, February 7, 2012

HTC devices bugged and exposing Wi-Fi passwords


A news report released today shows that some HTC devices might actually be exposing your Wi-Fi network password without you knowing about it, but the company said today that a fix is on the way.  The bug was noticed yesterday and allows some applications with basic Wi-Fi permissions to see the password and the name of your network, or SSID.  An alert from the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team was issued yesterday.  In the event that your HTC device was bugged an attacker could be using an application can potentially retrieve and store the information available to hack into the user’s home network.

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