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shashi36
12-09-2010, 1:52 AM
Why does the install say it will obtain credit card info and passwords?

Blackthorne
12-12-2010, 5:43 PM
Hilbee,

Don't be worried about this. This is a blanket message that Android displays for all downloaded text input applications. It does not mean that it WILL obtain them, but that it could potentially obtain it, depending on how the app was developed. It does this because you would use a program such as swype to to input this potentially sensitive data, and it wouldn't be difficult for one to write a program that would record this data and send it to their own personal benefit. Swype is a legitimate application that many smart phone developers are beginning to use as a stock keyboard. You have nothing to fear from the Swype keyboard, however, you should be weary of other text input applications should you choose to use them.

Regards from another user,
Blackthorne