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Hackers Can Figure Out Your Phone's Password by the Way You Tilt the Device
13 April 2017, 12:39 am

A new way hackers can get into your phone, even though you have it protected by PINs and passwords is by spying on the motion sensors in your device. 

According to a team of cyber researchers from the British Newscastle University, it's quite easy to steal a four-digit PIN by analyzing the way you tilt your phone and the way it moves as you type. 

As they were testing things out to prove this theory, they were able to crack four-digit PINs on the first guess 70% of the time. Even better, or worse, depending how you look at it, 100% of all PINs were guessed by the fifth attempt. 

"Most smart phones, tablets, and other wearables are now equipped with a multitude of sensors, from the well-known GPS, camera and microphone to instruments such as the gyroscope, proxim... (read more)

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