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Information-Collecting Android Keyboard Tops 50 Million Installs

06
Jul
2016

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A third-party keyboard application for Android that had over 50 million installs was found to collect user data and send it to a remote server, Pentest Limited researchers reveal.

Dubbed “Flash Keyboard” and developed by DotC United, the application was the 11th most popular app in Google Play at the time the researchers began their analysis. Even if it engaged into nefarious activities, the program went unnoticed, yet Google removed the offending app from the storefront after being informed on the issue (although it has already re-approved it).

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