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Topic # 96680 2-Feb-2012 09:36
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As per US-CERT VU#763355 802.1X password exploit on many HTC Android devices:


A user's 802.1X WiFi credentials and SSID information may be exposed to any application with basic WiFi permissions on certain HTC builds of Android.

Any Android application on an affected HTC build with the android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE permission can use the .toString() member of the WifiConfiguration class to view all 802.1X credentials and SSID information. If the same application also has the android.permission.INTERNET permission then that application can harvest the credentials and exfiltrate them to a server on the Internet. 

 
 




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  Reply # 576213 2-Feb-2012 10:15
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Hmm, this sounds like it only applies if you're using a HTC stock ROM, right?



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  Reply # 576214 2-Feb-2012 10:18
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Yep.

The way I see it, some malware could be used to collect WiFi MAC addresses, SSID and password - then use this to "sell access" through some dodgy app/service.





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