The Android Police blog has recently reported on the mother of all Android malware, discovered in the security system of HTC Android-based devices. The report claims that it is leaking huge amounts of users' private data. According to Slashgear, the flaw has been traced to an application called HTCLoggers.apk, in phones with HTC Sense UI package.
A range of HTC phones, including EVO 3D and the EVO 4G, now have question marks over the efficacy of their security systems. Essentially, the flaw allows any app with Internet access unrestricted access to a range of personal information, including emails, GPS location; call logs, and SMS logs.
The massive security error was discovered by American Trevor Echart and later confirmed by Android Police. HTC is investigating the claims.
We will provide an update as soon as we're able to determine the accuracy of the claim and what steps, if any, need to be taken, HTC said in a statement.
This big loophole in the security system has left HTC users in a fix, as this flaw is so dangerous that according to the grapevine any user or hacker could duplicate the entire phone using information acquired.
HTC, in a further responce, has released a statement saying that the “company takes our customers’ security very seriously, and we are working to investigate this claim as quickly as possible. We will provide an update as soon as we’re able to determine the accuracy of the claim and what steps, if any need to be taken.”