Tilted device could pinpoint pin number for hackers, study claims

May 30, 2017

Researchers were able to guess four-digit code with 70% accuracy at first attempt and 100% at fifth from how device held Hackers could steal mobile phone users pin numbers from the way their devices tilt as they type on them, researchers have claimed. Computer scientists at Newcastle University managed to guess a four-digit pin with 70% accuracy at the first attempt by using the gyroscopes built into all modern smartphones….