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Researchers use smartphone camera to figure out PINs

"Researchers have found a way to figure out what personal identification number, or PIN, someone is typing into their smartphone by using the device's built-in cameras and microphones to secretly record them."


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I am not really sure which is more frightening: The fact that it can be done, or the fact that someone was creative enough to figure out how to do it!


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Re: Researchers use smartphone camera to figure out PINs


>using Android


It tooks hundreds of millions of dollars and their top engineers, but Google finally brought malware to Linux. Good job.


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Re: Researchers use smartphone camera to figure out PINs

lol, thats right!