While Intel might be primarily known for their chipsets for desktop and laptop computers, the company has experimented with different forms of computing, such as the Intel NUC and the Intel Compute Stick. The company also launched an app for iOS and Android devices in the form of the Remote Keyboard that let users control said devices with their phones.
However it seems that Intel has decided to kill the app due to security vulnerabilities that have been discovered. Not only has Intel decided to discontinue it, but they have also issued a Product Discontinuation notice which recommends users to uninstall the app from their devices due to the vulnerabilities that were discovered.
According to Intel’s Product Security Center, the company writes, "Intel has issued a Product Discontinuation notice for Intel Remote Keyboard and recommends that users of the Intel Remote Keyboard uninstall it at their earliest convenience." Details about the vulnerabilities can also be found on the website if you’re interested in learning more about it.
We’re not sure why Intel chose not to patch it but discontinue it entirely, but it is possible that maybe Intel doesn’t see it worth their effort and resources. The last time the company updated the app was back in June of 2017.
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