HTC will resolve security issues in mobile devices
CNA, TAIPEICNA, TAIPEI--Taiwan-based HTC Corp. has settled charges with the United States Federal Trade Commission, agreeing to fix the security flaws found in millions of its mobile devices, according to the FTC.
February 24, 2013, 12:03 am TWN
In a statement released on its website Friday, the FTC said HTC America Inc., a subsidiary of the Taiwanese smartphone vendor, has settled the commission's charges that it has failed to take reasonable steps to ensure security of the software on its smartphones and tablet computers.
Meanwhile, the commission also alleged that the smartphone vendor failed to provide its employees with full security training and failed to carry out security tests on the software it developed for its mobile devices.
The FTC said the security flaws have “placed sensitive information about millions of consumers at risk.”
It said the vulnerabilities could potentially allow malicious applications to send text messages, record audio and even install malware on consumer devices without the user's knowledge or consent.