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Replacement android keyboards could compromise your data

I found this article about the dangers posed by replacement android keyboards. This makes a lot of sense.  The keyboard tracks every keystroke or voice command you give.

In some cases, files were found that contained email addresses and passwords.

That type of data poses a risk regardless of the intent of the developer. IOW even if the developer is producing an honest app, someone else can get a hold of the data and compromise your security. Keep in mind that this isn’t just the password for your phone but passwords for sites and apps you use.

Before you load a ‘smarter’ keyboard think carefully about whether or not the risk is worth the benefit.

 

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