WhatsWeb

whats known and unknown

Smartphone cameras can give away PIN codes, researchers warn

on November 8, 2013

Gigaom

Correction: This article originally said the user’s eyes were what gave away the code, but it is in fact the orientation inferred from captured images that does so.

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have come up with an ingenious way of revealing the PIN codes for sensitive applications running on smartphones – listening for the sound of virtual buttons being pressed, and watching the user’s face as he or she types in their code.

Smartphone security has come quite a long way in recent years. Look at Samsung’s enterprise-friendly Knox system, for example. Knox, which is available for phones such as the Galaxy S4, uses an ARM(s armh) technology called TrustZone that effectively involves two operating systems – one for normal apps and one for sensitive apps, such as those for banking. The idea is to keep sensitive apps safe from the nastiness that might come with some…

View original post 394 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: