call me paranoid...

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  1. sniper8752

    sniper8752 New Member

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    when i go to enable the better keyboard, is says:
    "this input method may be able to collect all the text you type, including personal data like passwords and credit card numbers. It comes from the application better keyboard. use the input method?"
    anyone got any "input" on this? =D is it safe? i'd rather not be tracked around the web or anywhere lol

    thanks!
     
  2. Martin030908

    Martin030908 DF Super Moderator

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    it's just a warning... any of the alternate keyboards have this warning when installing.
     
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    You're paranoid.
     
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    sniper8752 New Member

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    haha, ok, thanks! =D
     
  5. Martin030908

    Martin030908 DF Super Moderator

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    still better to be a lil cautious then just click away without reading the warnings!
     
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    I wouldn't install a keyboard from a no-name developer. Only one that is widely used. I use Smart Keyboard Pro.
     
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    I use SwiftKey and really like it.
     
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    @Martin +1 for caution.

    @sniper Swiftkey (paid app in Market) is nice and Swype (free for Swype) is fun as well
     
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    As stated above, all keyboard apps will. Think about what a keyboard app does.

    Also, consider the whole picture. What permissions did the app ask for that had to do with communicating? If not, how would a malicious developer have access to the logged keystrokes without any method of communication? Is the malicious developer going to drop by and ask to borrow your phone? :D

    It's a common topic.

    Reading is only half the battle. Understanding what it all means is the bigger part.

    A lot of permissions and warnings may sound scary but you have to consider more than just the warning itself out of context.
     
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