Hackers Can Guess Your PIN by Using Smartphone Sensor Data: Report

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Data from your smartphone sensors can reveal PINs and passwords to hackers and allow them to unlock your mobile devices, according to a study led by an Indian-origin scientist.

Instruments in smartphones such as the gyroscope and proximity sensors represent a potential security vulnerability, said researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore.

Smartphone Motion Sensors Could Reveal User’s PIN, Passwords: Report

Using machine learning algorithms and a combination of information gathered from six different sensors found in smartphones, researchers succeeded in unlocking Android smartphones with a 99.5 percent accuracy within only three tries, when tackling a phone that had one of the 50 most common PIN numbers.

This article was sourced from Gadgets360

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