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New Apple vulnerability allows Malicious keylogger App to Record User Inputs

New Apple vulnerability allows Malicious keylogger App to Record User Inputs

February 25, 2014Anonymous
Yet another Apple vulnerability has been exposed by security researchers, that can be exploited to track your finger's every action on iOS Devices i.e. iPhone , iPad etc. The exploit reportedly targets a flaw in iOS multitasking capabilities to capture user inputs, according to Security researchers at  FireEye . They found a way to bypass the Apple's app review process effectively and created a proof-of-concept Monitoring app for non-jailbroken iOS 7.0.x devices. The " monitoring " app, that runs in the background of the iPhone is a Keylogger Trojan which could allow hackers to monitor user's activities on the mobile device, including - touches on the screen, home button press, volume button press and TouchID press , and send all collected events to any remote server. According to researchers, their proof-of-concept app works on versions 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, and 6.1.x. " Based on the findings, potential attackers can either use phishing to mislead the vi
Android SwiftKey Keyboard turned into a Keylogger app

Android SwiftKey Keyboard turned into a Keylogger app

March 12, 2013Mohit Kumar
One of the best 3rd party Android Mobile Keyboard called ' SwiftKey ' turned into a Keylogger Trojan by an Android developer to show the possible security threat of using pirated cracked apps from from non-official App Stores, " anyone pirating Swiftkey is taking a serious risk " developer said to ' The Hacker News '. He demonstrated how to inject a Keylogger snippets of code into a legitimate Android Keyboard application that infected a mobile device with Trojan, connected with a remote server and transmitted data from the device inducing your all key logs. " Cracked copies of PC and iPhone apps can have malware as well of course but on both those platforms most software is compiled to machine code. Android apps are coded in Java and compiled to byte code that is run on the Dalvik VM and this byte code is not that hard to edit and insert back into an APK. " he explained. He developed a keylogger from SwiftKey( APK Download ), a mali
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