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Georgia Tech Turns Iphone Into Spiphone

Patrick Traynor, Georgia Tech

Patrick Traynor and colleagues programmed smartphones to use their accelerometers to detect and decipher strokes on nearby keyboards with up to 80% accuracy.

Credit: Georgia Tech

It's a pattern that no doubt repeats itself daily in hundreds of millions of offices around the world: People sit down, turn on their computers, set their mobile phones on their desks and begin to work. What if a hacker could use that phone to track what the person was typing on the keyboard just inches away?

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