Vulnerabilities force Intel to discontinue its remote keyboard App for iOS


Intel has decided to kill the Intel Remote Keyword app for Android and iOS devices in order to protect user devices from three vulnerabilities, one of which was classified as ‘Critical’. The chip maker has also issued a Product Discontinuation notice to recommend users to Uninstall app for their devices. The app was notably launched by the company in 2015 to let users wirelessly control their Intel NUC and Intel compute stick computers and transform their smartphones or Tablets into a virtual keyboard and mouse.

As per the security advisory dated April 3, all versions of the Intel Remote Keyboard App have been spotted with three in distinctive vulnerabilities. Two of the vulnerabilities, listed as CVE-2018-3645 and CVE-2018-3638, have received a severity score of “high”. While the other one, titled CVE-2018-3645, has been listed as “critical”. The critical issue essentially allows a local attacker to inject keystrokes into another remote keyboard session. Three different security researchers discovered the flaws that ultimately convinced Intel to remove the Remote Keyboard App from google play and Apple app store.

“Intel has issued a Product Discontinuation notice for Intel Remote Keyboard and recommends that users of the Intel Remote Keyboard uninstall at their earliest convenience,” the company noted in the security advisory.

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An engineering graduate, Harry turned to writing after a couple of years of experience in core technology field. At The iBulletin, Harry covers latest updates related to trending apps & games on the app store.


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