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Video Shows How HTC Android Phones Leak Private Info ‘Left and Right

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Old 10-03-2011, 05:25 PM   #1
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Default Video Shows How HTC Android Phones Leak Private Info ‘Left and Right

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HTC Flaw Leaking Personal Information Just by Connecting to Internet | Video |

HTC’s EVO 3D, EVO 4G and Thunderbolt Android phones are apparently at major risk for leaking your private information. Why? Artem Russakovskii reports for Android Police, “because HTC set their snooping environment up this way.”
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:27 PM   #2
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Android is based on Linux which has inherent file ownership and protection capabilities. For the makers of this product to deliberately allow one app to view the contents of other apps is almost certainly deliberate for the purpose of being able to sell this "feature" to customers down the road. Keeping data segmented and protected is trivial...or would be if they wanted it to be.

The idea that this was an oversight implies they got some newbie to do this work, and given the sophistication of the OS and apps, I guarantee you this was NOT an oversight.
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