by Vaughn Highfield
6 Dec 2017
Users of an incredibly popular Android keyboard app have been left exposed in a new data leak
Other than the worry that a dodgy keyboard app could be logging your every keystroke and sending it off to some suspect third-party, you’d hope something as straightforward as typing was worry free. Unfortunately not, as an incredibly popular keyboard app has just suffered at the hands of a mammoth data breach all because it wasn’t storing personal user information on a secure server.
The app,, stored its data on a server owned by company co-founder Eitan Fitusi. The server held user information, including personal records, totalling over 577 gigabytes of sensitive data including names, emails and how long the app had been installed. The data also contained information around user’s precise location, including city and country.
The data breach was discovered by security researchers Kromtech Security Centre and then corroborated by ZDNet. Interestingly, Fitusi has repaired the security lapse but hasn’t issued a statement around the information breach beyond acknowledging that it had happened.