Swift key security

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wesk702, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. wesk702 macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2007
    The hood
    There is a notification when you want to enable the swipe feature in settings. It says that you could be sending back passwords and sensitive info if enabled. Is this a concern for anyone?
  2. tritonv3pro macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2013

    I've been using Swiftkey since Saturday and I've noticed that the Apple default keyboard loads whenever it comes time to enter a password.


    This page is also telling.
  3. Jman13 macrumors 68000

    Aug 7, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Swiftkey has a pretty good track record on this stuff, and they mainly use that full access to ensure the 'training' that is done syncs across devices. Also, Apple will bring up the standard keyboard when typing in password fields or credit card fields (if they're tagged correctly by the web developer).

    FWIW, I have currently started using Swype instead of SwiftKey because of the full access requirement...just to be on the safe side (simply because while SwiftKey might not do anything bad with it, the fact is that the data may still be transmitted, and could then be intercepted. ) Though to be honest, I do like Swiftkey a bit better.
  4. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    It is pure trust with no guarantee. However, that company is a legitimate business and one could assume that it is not interested in messing with you. How well it protects any information sent is another matter.

    I don't use it myself since I like the iOS keyboard.

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