Researchers demonstrate how PINs and other info can be gathered through phone movement

May 30, 2017

A team of researchers at Newcastle University in the UK has published a paper highlighting some troubling findings linking on-board sensors with privacy issues. Using data collected by mobile devices hardware tracking systems, the team was able to crack four digit PINs with 70-percent accuracy on the first try, with 100-percent accuracy by try number five. While some applications alert users to specific on-board monitoring, its certainly not universal nor,…

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