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HTC Data Exposure Flaw

HTC Will Issue Fix for Phone Data Exposure Flaw

The makers of the HTC Android smartphone are investigating reports of a vulnerability that exposes personal user data to all Internet-connected applications. The flaw affects several different models of the devices. The problem lies in a program called HTCLoggers.apk, which was recently added and logs large chunks of phone data. The vulnerability has the potential to expose email addresses, GPS locations, SMS data and system logs. HTC plans to issue a fix for the problem.

Google Chrome Update

Google has released Chrome 14.0.835.202 for Linux, Mac, Windows, and Chrome Frame to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Google
Chrome Releases blog entry and update to Chrome 14.0.835.202.

US-CERT: United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team

OnStar Data Collection

OnStar Data Collection Practices Draw Fire from US Legislators

Facebook changes

Facebook changes, Timeline and apps spark new privacy concerns

Facebook’s announcement of site changes that included a new privacy setting, a new Timeline feature and a revamped news feed have sparked rumors of a new fee scheme and renewed privacy concerns. Faster Forward’s Hayley Tsukayama breaks down the facts and fictions of the Facebook redesign:

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