"HTC takes customer data security very seriously. If there is a known breach of sensitive customer data, our priority is customer notification along with corrective actions. It is our policy, and industry standard procedure, to protect customers, which sometimes necessitates not increasing data security risks by disclosing minor breach issues where no malicious applications are detected. In those cases, premature disclosure of vulnerabilities could spur creation of malicious apps to take advantage of any vulnerability before it is fixed. For this specific WiFi bug issue, we worked closely with Google and the security researchers from the date of notification and throughout this process to ensure that the majority of affected HTC phones had already received the fix prior to the vulnerability being made public."
Update: We changed our original headline to make it clearer that HTC deliberately kept quiet to protect its customers. We're certainly not accusing HTC of any wrong-doing here.
- Key specs
- Type Smartphone
- Operating system Android (Gingerbread [2.3])
- Screen size 4.3 inches
- Internal memory 1.5 GB
- Camera 8 megapixels
- Talk time 2G (up to 9.17 hours), 3G (up to 5.33 hours)
- Dimensions 4.84 x 2.68 x 11.8 in
- Weight 5.78 oz
HTC Desire s
HTC EVO 4G