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nilsonaj

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If I open my signal or other messaging app, and then click on a microphone and talk to my phone to create the text of the text message. Doesn't that get around key loggers? Hopefully google encrypts my voice data, sends it to speech to text software in the cloud, sends the text back encrypted, and inserts it into the text box securely. Is there still a window of opportunity to scrape the data?
 
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I would say it depends whether the malware present on the device is looking at the screen and scraping that or intercepting and logging pressed softkeys.

Plus you'd have to trust your keyboard dictation service which will be storing and processing your voice in the cloud.

You're best off with a reputable brand Android phone with OEM ROM or a recent iPhone that isn't jailbroken.
 
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Doesn't that get around key loggers?
Do we know how Android implements the speech to text? Perhaps it sends the voice to the cloud, gets the translation back, and then inserts it as if it was typed on the keyboard? If that were the case, it's unclear that using speech to text is any more secure locally while Google also has a record of what you said.
 
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Do we know how Android implements the speech to text? Perhaps it sends the voice to the cloud, gets the translation back, and then inserts it as if it was typed on the keyboard? If that were the case, it's unclear that using speech to text is any more secure locally while Google also has a record of what you said.
I doubt the millions of voices saying "Hey google, what should I be for Halloween?" are saved for long periods of time. I could be wrong.
 
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