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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

HTC EVO LTE for Sprint receives update with Heartbleed Patch




The for Sprint is receiving a software update which reportedly removes a vulnerability from the infamous Heartbleed SSL security bug. If you device is running an unpatched version of Android 4.1.1, it is vulnerable to Heartbleed, and therefore requires that you install the update right away.

The Heartbleed bug only affects Android 4.1.1, but not earlier versions of Jelly Bean 4.1, and not later versions of any release, either, so the number of active phones and tablets at risk is comparatively small. Downloaded apps might also be vulnerable (regardless of your Android software build). You can check your vulnerabilities with this handy Heartbleed Scanner app.

Of course, the fact that they're at least partially protected from the biggest security threat on the Internet probably isn't much of a comfort for EVO LTE owners, since they're still running a version of Android that's almost two years out of date.

Meanwhile the EVO 4G LTE is also expected to receive the  software update according to the HTCDev website. If you've got a stock phone, you know the drill: wait for the 3.17.651.5 OTA alert or check manually in your settings menu. Those with rooted software and/or custom recoveries need not apply.




source - Sprint | Android Police
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