In early October, it was discovered that HTC Android phones contained a giant hole in security. In theory, any app that could access the internet also could access personal information such as emails, system information logs, GPS data and other potentially sensitive information users may not want third parties getting a hold of. In response to this, HTC and Sprint have released an over-the-air update that fixes the security flaw on a number of HTC Android devices.
The update is now available for the HTC EVO View 4G, EVO Shift 4G, HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO Design 4G, HTC EVO 4G and the HTC Wildfire S. Sprint customers that own these phones will start seeing a prompt that tells them a software update is available for their device. Sprint will push the update out in waves, but the update can also be forced by manually checking for it in the settings menu.
It cannot be stressed how important updating is. Apps are becoming dangerous enough without highly publicized security flaws such as this.