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Hackers can figure out passwords just from the sound of typing
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Posted: 20/08/19 - 09:12
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Hackers can figure out a person’s password by simply listening to them type on a keyboard, cyber security according to a new study.

Using the microphone found on a smartphone, the new method is so effective that it can be carried out in a noisy public space where multiple people are typing, researchers at Southern Methodist University in Texas found.

They discovered the technique by analysing the different sound waves produced when a key on a keyboard is struck.

After processing the acoustic signals, they were able to decode which keys were struck and in which order. This method could be used not only to crack a person’s password, but also decipher someone’s private emails or messages.

I Call Bull: Reading the full article there are a lot of grey areas that need to all line up for this 'hack' to work so the real world risk of this is next to nothing

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