Pre-installed keyboard leaves 600 million Samsung smartphones vulnerable to hackers

The issue is with the preinstalled SwiftKey keyboard which looks for language pack updates over an unencrypted line. A hacker could create a spoof proxy server and send a fake update to the device with malicious code. The hacker could then exploit the device by eavesdropping on incoming and outgoing messages or voice calls, access personal data such as pictures or text messages, tamper with apps, and even install other malicious apps.

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