Smartphone Users' Privacy Betrayed By Their Gadget Sensors, Says Study
From Fast Company January 29, 2013 - 7:40am
Can your accelerometer betray your PIN code? Research into smartphone security has revealed that your phone's sensors could help criminals unlock your stolen gadget. And, given that these elements all come as standard on most smartphone models, and are not subject to the same controls as other phone functions, they are a bigger security risk. The study was carried out by a visiting professor at Swarthmore College, who analyzed data captured from a smartphone's accelerometer--that's the gadget that analyzes the direction your phone is tilting or moving and turns the screen accordingly, and used for games like Doodle Jump--and found it could be used to work out where someone tapped the screen. Dr Adam J. Aviv and his team, from the University of Pennsylvania, developed software to analyze the results and, the more guesses it was allowed, the more accurate it became, spotting a user P...
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