HTC Rhyme Receives Promised Security Update

HTC has kept its promise to undertake quick measures for solving a reported vulnerability issue on the HTC Rhyme. The latter has particularly become a favorite among female users. The problem was the following — some software on the phone requiring Internet access could potentially also access personal information in the phone’s logs.

HTC admitted, “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.” After that the company announced it will work very diligently to make available an over-the-air update, which will solve that problem. The company urged its customers to download and install the update promptly when it is available, but up to that time to be cautious when using, installing and updating applications from untrusted sources.

So now the update is available on the company’s website. It is 8.89MB and will bring your phone to build 1.26.605.11. Besides curing the vulnerability issue, the update will also handle with a recent Certificate Authority hack and provide a fix for Bluetooth security. The update will also deal with the sending of automatic text messages.


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