Monday, July 7, 2014

Google Glass wearers can steal your password

Remember the kid who tried to cheat off you by looking over your shoulder to copy your test answers? He's baaaack.

But this time he's wearing Google Glass -- and he's after your iPad PIN.

Cyber forensics experts at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell have developed a way to steal passwords entered on a smartphone or tablet using video from Google's face-mounted gadget and other video-capturing devices. The thief can be nearly ten feet away and doesn't even need to be able to read the screen -- meaning glare is not an antidote.
The security researchers created software that maps the shadows from fingertips typing on a tablet or smartphone. Their algorithm then converts those touch points into the actual keys they were touching, enabling the researchers to crack the passcode.

Check out this video.

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