A virtual keyboard for Android smartphones creates millions of fraudulent purchases without the users' knowledge. Removed by Google, the application Ai.type continues to trap millions of people. It is advisable to check your smartphone and bank statement to avoid any unpleasant surprises.
Ai.type, awidespread mobile that adds a virtual customizable, was caught in the bag, making purchases without the knowledge of users. The case was detected by the security editor , via its Secure-D platform that works in partnership with some mobile operators.
Ai.type contains, as well as a system that generates clicks without the knowledge of the user. Not only does this slow down the device and reduce its autonomy, but the app enrolls users to premium services without their consent, generating millions of euros in additional fees. On the networks it protects, Upstream has blocked more than 14 million suspicious transactions, for a total of $ 18 million, from 110,000 different devices around the world.
An application already pointed in the past
The application has been downloaded more than 40 million times. Even ifremoved the application of the in June 2019, she remains present on many devices. It is also always available on the App at Apple, as well as some app stores third. Upstream recommends checking your smartphone and monitoring your bank statements.
This is not the first time the Ai.type application has been pinned for problematic behavior. In 2017, due to insufficient security, data from 31 million users leaked online. By 2011, the application had been singled out because its predictive keystroke was working by sending all data entered by users tofrom the publisher, without the slightest .