HTC working on a patch for this weekend security flaw in HTCLogger.apk


In a very prompt response to HTCLogger.apk vulnerability discovered this weekend by Trevor Eckhart and published by Android Police, the Taiwanese handset maker promised a OTA update patch ASAP.

HTCLogger.apk vulnerability affects almost all HTC devices, so far the vulnerability was tested and confirmed on HTC Thunderbolt, HTC Evo 3D and Evot 4G, but Trevor said it could be affecting HTC Sensation and probably more which were not tested.

The update should be rolling by the end of the week over the air (OTA) once a fix is issued and tested with carriers.

HTC Public Statement

HTC takes claims related to the security of our products very seriously. In our ongoing investigation into this recent claim, we have concluded 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. So far, we have not learned of any customers being affected in this way and would like to prevent it by making sure all customers are aware of this potential vulnerability.

HTC is working very diligently to quickly release a security update that will resolve the issue on affected devices. Following a short testing period by our carrier partners, the patch will be sent over-the-air to customers, who will be notified to download and install it. We urge all users to install the update promptly. During this time, as always, we strongly urge customers to use caution when downloading, using, installing and updating applications from untrusted sources.


via Engadget