Exploit:Android/HtcLoggers.A

Threat description

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CATEGORYRiskware
TYPEExploit

Summary

HtcLoggers.A is a preinstalled application that might leak confidential information to other applications.

Removal

Automatic action

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Technical Details

HtcLoggers.A is a preinstalled application on HTC devices that could potentially leak confidential information. When installed on a device, any application with Internet permission might be able to access and read logged data such as:

  • SMS messages
  • Contact numbers from phone logs
  • List of user accounts
  • Last known locations (GPS and network)
Vulnerability Protection

The vulnerability leveraged by the exploit is application or platform specific; in other words, a specific program (or even a specific version of a particular program) must be installed in order for the exploit to be effective.

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