Your Phone’s Accelerometer Can Track Keystrokes On Your PC

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The attack using a smartphone's accelerometer attempts to predict keystrokes in pairs, says Patrick Traynor (Computer Science), using the distance between keys and their position on the keyboard as hints for a custom dictionary. As long as the word is longer than two letters, the system has a good chance of detecting what’s been pressed. Source: Gizmodo

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Cybersecurity, information security, iPhone, patrick traynor, School of Computer Science, smartphones
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  • Created By: Mike Terrazas
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Oct 26, 2011 - 7:23am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:25pm