In HTC’s latest lineup of handsets, a group that includes the EVO 3D and Thunderbolt, a security flaw is making users personal data vulnerable. Everything from email to SMS data is susceptible to an oversight that allows any app with access to android.permission.INTERNET go access data stored on the device by a set of logging tools deployed on HTC’s phones. HTC hasn’t issued a fix for the problem, which was uncovered by Android Police, but is looking into the claims.
As the tools used to log data such as accounts, email addresses, and location are built directly into HTC Sense, the only way to avoid the security loophole at the current time is by doing away with the custom interface via rooting. For a more in depth explanation of why you should or should not be concerned, head over to the source link below.