They don't want to take compromising or sexual photos of you, they want something…

June 27, 2014
They don't want to take compromising or sexual photos of you, they want something scarier.

Researchers have developed an algorithm to detect the PIN being entered on your mobile device based on shadows from up to 100 feet away.

One interesting solution which attempts to make such a system useless, is a keyboard app that randomizes it's location on the screen.  The researchers who created the proof of concept are planning to do just that with the release of a "Privacy Enhancing Keyboard" to Google Play.

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Source: http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/39052/long-distance-glasshole-snoopers-can-spot-user-pins/

Infosecurity – Long distance Glasshole Snoopers Can Spot User PINs
Researchers in the US develop algorithm which monitors finger shadows to deduce passcode entry.

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