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SwiftKey hack can remotely take over Samsung mobile devices

SwiftKey hack can remotely take over Samsung mobile devices

Android users on Samsung mobile devices could be vulnerable to a new type of security hack. The security flaw was discovered by Ryan Welton from NowSecure. He detailed his findings at the Blackhat Security Summit in London. The hackable exploit arises from the pre-installed SwiftKey keyboard. As Swiftkey searches for updates to its language packs over unencrypted lines, via plain text, it is susceptible to malicious security apps from any spoofed proxy server. Using this as a keyhole, Welton could scale up the attack to basically take over a vulnerable mobile device while the user remains unaware. The bug affects over 600 million Samsung users, including those using the Galaxy S6.

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SwiftKey Keyboard for iOS updated with theme store and improvements

SwiftKey Keyboard for iOS updated with theme store and improvements

SwiftKey's innovative keyboard app has expanded its selection of keyboard themes on iOS, with a small price tag. The free app just added a new selection of "freemium" themes to download. SwiftKey's Android app dropped its $3.99 price tag last year in favor of a in-app purchases; now, the iOS version is following its lead. SwiftKey only debuted on iOS last year, after gaining popularity on Android systems. The app's late entry into the iOS market was due to Apple blocking system-wide, third-party keyboards from its App Store.

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SwiftKey’s prototype “Clarity” keyboard autocorrects multi-word phrases

SwiftKey’s prototype “Clarity” keyboard autocorrects multi-word phrases

SwiftKey makes third-party keyboard apps for Android and iOS. The company is best known for its main predictive keyboard which suggests words that you can select with a quick tap. SwiftKey's latest release is an experimental keyboard, dubbed Clarity. This new app changes the game a bit. It's prototype version doesn't suggest predictive choices for you to select; instead, after you have typed a string of words, it will go back and retroactively correct mistakes in the sentence using "multi-word autocorrect". The app also carries over some of the popular features from SwiftKey's Flow, swipe-to-type, app.

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SwiftKey for iOS 8 review: iPhone 6 gets swiped

SwiftKey for iOS 8 review: iPhone 6 gets swiped

One of the most anticipated features in iOS 8 is third-party keyboard support, and Android favorite SwiftKey has wasted no time in readying its learning layout for the iPhone. Using the predictive technologies that made it such a hit on Google's OS, SwiftKey for iPhone can also prove smarter out of the gate, thanks to cross-platform sync. We've been playing with the pre-release beta; read on for our review.

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SwiftKey goes free on Android

SwiftKey goes free on Android

One of the most popular third party keyboards on Android has just shed its price tag. In announcing a major update with new features, SwiftKey has also dropped the bombshell that it will now be available free of charge, but will still hold on to in-app purchases via a new add-on store.

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SwiftKey Note arrives with Evernote in tow

SwiftKey Note arrives with Evernote in tow

Ever the keyboard app-creating developers looking for another road into the iOS world of typing, SwiftKey has revealed an app called SwiftKey Note today, ready for one-shot saving of ideas. This app allows the user to work with SwiftKey's quick-type keyboard with all its various powers alongside full inclusion with Evernote account authorization.

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SwiftKey 4.3 beta brings multiple keyboard layouts with custom positioning

SwiftKey 4.3 beta brings multiple keyboard layouts with custom positioning

SwiftKey has rolled out the latest beta app update. This one brings the app up to version 4.3.0.139, but before anyone knocks this as simply being a bug fixing update in the beta process -- there are some worthwhile changes and improvements this time around. The folks at SwiftKey have this listed as bringing "layouts for living" which is another way of saying more options in terms of keyboards.

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