SwiftKey Hack Puts 600 Million Samsung Devices At Risk

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  1. GavinGimbo

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    Apparently, there have been reports that the SwiftKey app has an exposed risk of letting hackers remote control, install malware and even record all of your personal data without knowing.

    This exploit however, only seems to have affected 600 million Samsung devices which shipped with SwiftKey pre-installed.

    The hack works by tricking SwiftKey to believe in downloading an additional language pack over an unecrypted connection, but instead of the presence of a language pack, it can be injected with malware.

    Here's the video of the process happening: Click Me!

    Neither a patch has been released to fix this nor you can uninstall SwiftKey. For the moment, it is best to use the Stock Samsung Keyboard or Google Keyboard.
     
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