A group of researchers discovered that a flaw in several HTC manufactured Android smartphones can filter credentials WiFi network security . The Taiwanese corporation recognized the problem and said that in coming weeks will release an update to fix it permanently.
Analysts say the problem lies with those third party applications that are permitted android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
, as they are able to execute a command and access the information of the network where the device is connected. When combined with the permission android.permission.INTERNET
all the data could be sent to a remote server. HTC reported that the fault is “small” and will be fixed with a automatic update. Anyway the Asian firm said that in some smartphones the update must be installed manually. These devices are compromised by the security flaw:
EVO 4G (GRI40)
EVO 3D (GRI40)
Desire S (GRI40)
Sensation 4G (GRI40)
Thunderbolt 4G (FRG83D)
Droid Incredible (FRF91)
Desire HD (FRG83D, GRI40)
holders of such equipment will have to be aware of upcoming security updates to keep your data safe. HTC specialists indicated that to collect network information and send it to a remote server to install fraudulent applications from the Android Market.
So you have this information in mind the next time you surf the app store, especially when interacting with tools unreliable source
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It appears that the latest trend in the technology market is the Wi-Fi connection . As at the time it used to be the bluetooth , now focus all their new products that have wireless connectivity service. Beyond that sometimes does not tend to be as essential or very useful.
In this case
presented a series of accessories for computers that have Wi Fi connectivity
to work, leaving aside the old cable connection and, in turn, freeing up USB ports. The Mouse announced have a lifespan of 9 months and a range of up to 9 meters with respect to the receiver.
In this regard, the accessories director of HP’s Personal Systems, Scott Pappas , said “ Link Wi-FI-5 will allow users to USB ports for connecting other devices. ” And completed: “That’s ideal for consumers who want lightweight computers and small, but with less USB ports, or those who use their computers for multiple tasks.
executive Those words helped him to HP to make room for the filing of the first mouse with built-in Wi FI global industry. The advantage of this is that it dispenses with a USB connector but that captures the signal and operates at a distance without making any kind of transfer with respect to other wireless devices.
This mouse has five buttons, fully configurable in relation to the needs of your daily actions, such as cut, paste, undo and redo. Its price will be around the $ S 50 in United States, where you can get from June.
Source: Hewlett Packard