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HTC is to release an urgent update for several of its smartphones to fix a vulnerability which could leave personal information at risk.
The Android Police blog discovered that a user's GPS location and call logs could be easily accessed by net-enabled apps.
After investigating, HTC admitted the flaw could be "exploited by a malicious third-party application".
It said affected users will be notified of the update automatically.
"HTC is working very diligently to quickly release a security update that will resolve the issue on affected devices," a spokesperson said.