Google Glass Lets You Figure Out Passwords From User Keystrokes

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Google Glass Lets You Figure Out Passwords From User Keystrokes
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It turns out that it’s no longer safe to type in passwords when using a connected device in public even if no one’s looking over your shoulder. It was announced today that computer forensics experts at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell have discovered a method for stealing a password entered on a smartphone or tablet using video taken Google Glass or other video-capturing devices.

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The U Mass researchers developed sophisticated software that can map the shadows from fingertips as they type on a tablet or smartphone. Then an algorithm converts those touch points into the actual keys they were touching, meaning the researchers can decipher the password.

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