HTC patching Wi-Fi password leak on several smartphones

Some HTC smartphone users may find their Wi-Fi passwords and other information exposed due to a new bug, but the company is rolling out a fix.

The vulnerability leaks Wi-Fi credentials and SSID (network name) details to any application with basic Wi-Fi permissions on several HTC handsets, according to an alert issued yesterday by the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). As a result, an attacker using the right application can potentially capture and harness the information to hack into the user’s network.  Read More

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