Hackers exploit vulnerability of SwiftKey to hack Samsung Galaxy Phones
The Samsung IME keyboard, which is a version of the SwiftKey keyboard for the Samsung Galaxy phones has been found to be vulnerable to the attacks from hackers. The vulnerability allows the hackers to exploit it and access the camera of the phone, listen to the microphone conversation, install applications, read text messages and virtually access every function of the phone remotely.
The Samsung IME keyboard requires the application to periodically connect to the server and check for updates. Hackers have successfully exploited this function of the application and sneak in when by pretending to be the server when the keyboard application tries to establish a connection with the server.
Hackers have found to have gained access to the phone through this medium and can plant malicious programs on the phone. The request from the keyboard is autonomous and therefore does not require the users to use the phone while making the requests for updates. Therefore, even if the keyboard is not being used, hackers can still access the phones through the keyboard application. The vulnerability has been found only on Samsung Galaxy phones and not on other Android phones.
For such applications that make contact with the server, the communication is generally encrypted to protect it from such attacks. It aims to prevent against any unauthorised man in the middle attacks. However, the SwiftKey version for Samsung Galaxy phones does not include this feature and this allows hackers to get around the security mechanism of the phone and implant malicious applications on the phone and access other functions.

It has been found that Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy S6 and S6 are the phones that carry the version of SwiftKey that can be hacked. The hacks generally take place over the unsecured WiFi networks and staying away from such networks is one of the option to lower the possibility of an attack, though the phones can still be hacked while the users are browsing over the internet. 

1 thought on “Hackers exploit vulnerability of SwiftKey to hack Samsung Galaxy Phones


    You can hack and break into a bank's security ATM Machine without carrying guns or any weapon. How is this possible? First of all we have to learn about the manual hacking of ATM MACHINES and BANKING ACCOUNTS HOW THE ATM MACHINE WORKS. If you have been to the bank you find out that the money in the ATM MACHINE is being filled right inside the house where the machine is built with enough security.to hack this machine We have develop the special blank ATM Card which you can use in any ATM Machine around the world. this card is been programmed and can withdraw 2000 USD within 24 hours in any currency your country make use of there is no ATM MACHINES this BLANK ATM CARD CANNOT penetrate into it because it have been programmed with various tools and software before it will be send to you. The card will make the security camera malfunction at that particular time until you are done with the transaction you can never be trace. it also has a technique that makes it impossible for the CCTVs to detect you, there are so many other hacker ot there whom claim to be real you have to be very careful they can never create this card all they want is your money. no ATM card can be able to withdraw $50.000 usd each day that is imposible, getting the card you will forward the company your address details so we can proceed to send the card to you once you agree to the terms and conditions. you can contact us on email now [email protected]

Comments are closed.