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Bluetooth vulnerability reported in HTC phones

One of HTC's drivers in the manufacturer's Windows Mobile handsets could be vulnerable to exploitation, according to reports.A flaw in the obexfile.
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One of HTC's drivers in the manufacturer's Windows Mobile handsets could be vulnerable to exploitation, according to reports.

A flaw in the obexfile.dll Bluetooth driver opens the user up to attack if they have Bluetooth connectivity and filesharing enabled, security researcher Moreno Tablado told PC World. HTC's Windows Mobile 6 and 6.1 handsets are affected.

According to the report, the vulnerability could give the attacker access to various folders on the victim's handset, including contact details, emails pictures and other data.

ZDNet UK has asked HTC to confirm the flaw and asked when it will be fixed, but had not received a reply at the time of writing.

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