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Hackers Can Figure Out Passwords From Sound Of Typing, Study Finds

WorldNews Monday, 19 August 2019
Hackers Can Figure Out Passwords From Sound Of Typing, Study FindsHackers can figure out a person’s password by simply listening to them type on a keyboard, according to a new cyber security study, The Independent reports. 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 analyzing 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...
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A new study shows how cellphones can help hackers figure out passwords over 40% of the time.

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