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HTC Admits Some of Its Handsets Leak Wi-Fi Passwords

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HTC has acknowledged that a software flaw on some of its Android phones means that they openly offer security credentials across the Wi-Fi networks they connect to.

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According to The Next Web, there would be nothing to stop someone harvesting the details to use in the future. Apparently the flaw affects the following devices:

Desire HD – Versions FRG83D, GRI40
Glacier – Version FRG83
Droid Incredible – Version FRF91
Thunderbolt 4G – Version FRG83D
Sensation Z710e – Version GRI40
Sensation 4G – Version GRI40
Desire S – Version GRI40
EVO 3D – Version GRI40
EVO 4G – Version GRI40

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According to HTC, an over-the-air fix is being sent out, but some phones may need a manual update. You can find out more about that by reading their announcement on their support site. [HTC via The Next Web]

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DISCUSSION

This is why all manufacturers need to let Google handle patches. This issue was fixed on the HTC Nexus One over a year ago.