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KingSong App hacked?

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My KS app (and KS chat?) activated themselves today, even though I'm nowhere near my wheel and did not select the app from my screen, and I always stop the execution after I'm finished using it.  I suspect the notoriously poor quality coding of KS has finally become a security liability. I have deleted the app from my Samsung mobile.  

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Wouldn't surprise me, but being in security ops for day job not much like this does. 

I hear Wheellog is a great app for Android devices, and from what I've read on here seems to be a solid developer with proper practices and they have the code on Github. 

I also avoid the Inmotion app (mostly privacy reasons as I don't meed social aspects to my ride app) and use Darknessbot on iOS. 

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Many apps are always running in the background even when you stop them. Inmotion does and it sounds like King Song does. Uninstalling is the only way to stop them. I thought a force stop would work with Inmotion, but I was wrong. These app manufactures need to give us an Exit in the settings area.

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I force stopped it a while ago and hadn't used it since.  Somehow it got retriggered and further started making connection sounds (think it was the chat feature).  I noticed this the same day I saw a pop-up on my phone about power sharing and needing a special cable which I dismissed (I've never activated any power sharing apps or features).  Further, I looked at the connection log and saw it had been transferring data when I was linked to wifi.  Since this app is A) Chinese  B ) Poorly written  and C) not downloaded from the Google store, I no longer trust it.  I've removed it completely.  I suggest you monitor it's behavior if you have it installed.  I have Wheellog installed as well.

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