Samsung Releases Full Statement on Keyboard Vulnerability Issue, Fix Incoming

Thanks to publicity surrounding a vulnerability found in the way Samsung updates its language packs on the stock keyboard app, powered by SwiftKey, a fix is incoming for those who find tinfoil hats fashionable. As we went over in our exploit breakdown, the chances of becoming a victim to this vulnerability seems extremely low, and as declared by Samsung in a full statement released today, there has been zero cases of this happening among device owners.  (more…)

About All This 600 Million+ Samsung Owners and Swiftkey Users Security Flaw Stuff (Updated)

Yesterday, a report stole headlines with talk of 600 million+ Samsung devices being vulnerable to a security flaw. The security flaw was tied to Samsung’s use of Swiftkey’s keyboard technology in most of their phones, including the recently launched Galaxy S6. The headline certainly looks scary, but understand that the chances of your phone being hacked are pretty damn slim. This also isn’t a Swiftkey issue, in case you were wondering, it’s a slow carrier update rollout or Samsung issue.  (more…)

Swiftkey Introduces Clarity Keyboard Beta (Updated)

Swiftkey announced a new keyboard this morning as a part of its new Greenhouse arm, which is a hub for them to test experimental software. The keyboard is called Clarity and it aims to be a distraction free typing experience that helps you focus on “what you’re writing and nothing else.”

The new Clarity keyboard is currently in beta for all to try if interested. You will see features like multi-word autocorrect, automatic learning of your slang (nicknames and phrases too), and the ability to quickly undo autocorrections you didn’t want. As you continue to use Clarity, Swiftkey will gather feedback and test additional ideas they have about the way people type. In other words, your use of Clarity could be influential in the future of Swiftkey’s products.  (more…)

Swiftkey Introduces “Swiftkey Hub” for Quick Settings Changes, Adds Dashlane Support for Password Filling

Today, Swiftkey introduced what it is calling “Swiftkey Hub” through its beta channel, along with the early stages of testing of a collaboration with Dashlane to help provide you with easier password filling when needed. Both new features are a part of the latest beta, which can be grabbed through the official Swiftkey beta group(more…)

OnePlus One Partners With SwiftKey to Bring Keyboard Preinstalled in Next Update

Announced this morning, OnePlus is partnering up with SwiftKey, the makers of the highly popular third party keyboard, bringing the app preinstalled on the next round of OTA updates to One owners.

With the integration of the SwiftKey keyboard app right into CyanogenMod 11S, users will no longer need to head into Google Play to download it, and can simply turn it on from the Settings menu.  (more…)