Android users alert! This app can steal all your money - if you have it, uninstall now
Electronics & Gadgets  
zeebiz

According to the researchers at mobile technology firm Upstream, a popular keyboard app called the ai.type keyboard. can rob its users.

 

A lot has been said and written about the safety concerns around the apps on Google Play Store. The open-source platform has been failing to control malware attacks allowing the harmful apps to find a way onto users' smartphones. Google drops certain apps from the platform on a regular basis but the new ones keep popping up. The latest to join the list is a keyboard app that can steal all your money! According to the researchers at mobile technology firm Upstream, a popular keyboard app called the ai.type keyboard. can rob its users.
 
Researchers have claimed that this app has been found to subscribe to users to premium third-party services without notifying in the background. This means that the app has been making unauthorised transactions in the background and duping people of money. The researchers claim to have identified 14 million such requests and have blocked with their Secure-D platform.
 
Interestingly, these requests came from just 110,000 devices that were under the scrutiny. Google had removed the app from its Play Store in June 2019, but it continues to find its way to smartphones. The app is still available for download on various third-party app stores on Android and various websites. So, far it has been installed on millions of devices.
 
The researchers claim that the app started conducting more malicious activities after being blocked by Google and there has been a massive spike in requests for malicious transactions since then. The app is also giving away user data such as clicks on website and purchase details to advertising networks.
 
"Innocent users are paying for these hidden, unauthorised purchases and related data consumption whose source is buried in the app," said Dimitris Maniatis, head of Secure-D at Upstream. 
 
If, by any chance, you have this keyboard app installed on your device, it is best to get rid of it right now.

 
 


 
 


 
More in Electronics & Gadgets
Google’s Gboard introduces Emoji Kitchen, a tool to mash up emojis to ...

If you’ve ever felt like there just weren’t enough emoji options to express how you’re feeling, a new addition to Google’s Gboard keyboard, ...

Recently posted . 16 views

Redmi launches 2 new power banks with two-way fast charging

Alongside the new Redmi 8A Dual, Redmi introduced its own set of power banks for the Indian market. They come in 10,000mAh and 20,000mAh capacities and offer dual...

Recently posted . 14 views

Linux-based Windows 12 Lite is '3x faster than Windows 10' and 'immune...

Windows 10 users have had a tough time of it lately, with updates causing all manner of problems, as well as the search function stopping working for many people.

Recently posted . 16 views

How a maths problem changed the world's richest man's life forever

Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest man who in the last 10 years has seen his wealth grow exponentially. While people might know him as t...

Recently posted . 15 views

This Indian Genius Created Roads With Plastic Waste, Now Entire World ...

We know plastic takes forever to degrade and disappear from our environment. Our waste dumping grounds are full of them, with no more space to accommodate them.&nbs...

Recently posted . 19 views

 
 
 

Prashnavali

Thought of the day

🙏‼मीठा मोती ‼🙏 पैर में से काँटा निकल जाए तो.. चलने में मज़ा आ जाता है, और मन में से अहंकार निकल जाए तो.. जीवन जीने में मज़ा आ जाता है.. चलने वाले पैरों में कितना फर्क है , एक आगे है तो एक पीछे । पर ना तो आगे वाले को अभिमान है और ना पीछे वाले को अपमान । क्योंकि उन्हें पता होता है कि पलभर में ये बदलने वाला है । " इसी को जिन्दगी कहते है "? "खुश रहिये मुस्कुराते रहिये ‼‼ सुप्रभात ‼‼ 🌹 आपका दिन मंगलमय 🌹
Anonymous