How hackers track what you type on smartphone

Times of India - 19 Oct, 2011
WASHINGTON: A research team at Georgia Tech claims that it has discovered how to use a users smartphone to track what the person is typing on the keyboard. The smartphone accelerometer, an internal device that detects when and how the phone is tilted, ...

iPhone tilt hack can find out what you are typing on your computer

Daily Mail - Martin Robinson - 19 Oct, 2011
An iPhone can be turned into a SpiPhone as it can decipher vibrations to record what is being typed on a nearby computer keyboard, it has been revealed. Millions every day place their mobile on their desk at work but in fact this ...

Your iPhone could be used to spy on your PC keystrokes

Wired.co.uk - Olivia Solon - 19 Oct, 2011
The accelerometers on many smartphones could be used to decipher what you typing into your PC keyboard -- including passwords and email content -- according to computer scientists at Georgia Tech. The technique depends on the person ...

Smartphones Made To Steal Keystrokes

ThirdAge - Jasmine Williams - 19 Oct, 2011
US researchers say smartphones could be hacked to sense, record and transmit the keystrokes of a person working on a computer nearby. Researchers at Georgia Tech said by using a smartphone's accelerometer - the internal device that detects when and how ...

Study: Smartphone Capable of Tracking Computer Keystrokes

TheBlaze.com - Liz Klimas - 19 Oct, 2011
My cell phone is currently laying right next to my computer as I write this post on yet another way to be hacked. Could it know what I'm writing? According a study conducted by Patrick Traynor at Georgia Tech, it can. Motion sensors inside some phones ...

Clever vibrational hack turns iPhone into spyPhone

Science a Gogo - Kate Melville - 19 Oct, 2011
Researchers at Georgia Tech have demonstrated how a smartphone accelerometer (the sensor that detects the phone's orientation) can sense nearby computer keyboard vibrations and decipher complete sentences with up to 80 percent accuracy ...

Cellphone made to steal keystrokes

UPI.com - 19 Oct, 2011
ATLANTA, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- US researchers say a smartphone could be hacked to sense, record and transmit the keystrokes of a person working on a computer nearby. Researchers at Georgia Tech said by using a smartphone's accelerometer -- the internal ...

An iPhone Can Tell What You're Typing

Gizmodo Australia - Sam Biddle - 19 Oct, 2011
In the near future, you might have more to worry about than someone looking over your shoulder " the smartphone beside you could be snooping on what you type. Scientists have programmed phones to spy by ...

Researchers discover keyboard keylogger attack via iPhone

Network World - Ellen Messmer - 19 Oct, 2011
A research team from the Georgia Institute of Technology says it has discovered a keyboard keylogger attack that can be done through a compromised Apple iPhone. The attack relies on exploiting the iPhone accelerometer ...

Bad vibrations: How smart phones could steal PC passwords

GCN.com - Kevin McCaney - 19 Oct, 2011
Smart phones are becoming sensitive enough that they could be used to steal passwords from people typing on a close-by keyboard by detecting the vibrations from the keystrokes, a Georgia Tech University research team says. ...

iPhone keylogger can snoop on desktop typing

New Scientist - Jacob Aron - 19 Oct, 2011
Get into the office, sit down at the computer and lay your cellphone on the desk " a ritual that millions play out every morning, but one that could reveal more than you expect. Security researchers have discovered they can detect the vibrations caused ...

Smart Phones Could Hear Your Password

Technology Review - Robert Lemos - 19 Oct, 2011
The accelerometers on many phones are sensitive enough to allow surveillance via vibrations, say researchers. By Robert Lemos The sensors inside modern smart phones present a range of security threats. An attacker who compromises a phone can, ...

Researchers discover keyboard keylogger attack via iPhone

Computerworld New Zealand - Ellen Messmer - 19 Oct, 2011
A research team from the Georgia Institute of Technology says it has discovered a keyboard keylogger attack that can be done through a compromised Apple iPhone. By Ellen Messmer | Framingham | Wednesday, 19 October, 2011 A research team from the ...

Turning The iPhone Into A spiPhone

Eurasia Review - 19 Oct, 2011
It's a pattern that no doubt repeats itself daily in hundreds of millions of offices around the world: People sit down, turn on their computers, set their mobile phones on their desks and begin to work. What if a hacker could use that phone to track ...

Cellphone made to steal keystrokes

TMC Net - 19 Oct, 2011
(UPI Science News Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) US researchers say a smartphone could be hacked to sense, record and transmit the keystrokes of a person working on a computer nearby. Researchers at Georgia Tech said by using a smartphone's accelerometer ...

 

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