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Third-Party iOS and Android Keyboard Ai.Type Leaks User Data

By Josh Centers
http://tidbits.com/article/17678

The third-party keyboard company Ai.Type has inadvertently leaked data from over 31 million iOS and Android users, including names, phone numbers, and information associated with social media profiles. Unfortunately, because many third-party keyboards need full access to your data, it's not particularly surprising that one of them would have been hacked or, as in this case, accidentally revealed user information. If you use Ai.Type, you might want to delete it now, and if you rely instead on other third-party keyboards to which you've granted full access, consider the potential problems if they were to leak data as well.

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Re: TidBITS: Third-Party iOS and Android Keyboard Ai.Type Leaks User Data

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On 11 Dec 2017, at 11:27, TidBITS Articles <[hidden email]> wrote:
> The third-party keyboard company Ai.Type has inadvertently leaked data from over 31 million iOS and Android users, including names, phone numbers, and information associated with social media profiles.

And this is why all the people whining about not being able to use their third-party keyboards for password entry were wrong.

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