Decoding Vibrations From Nearby Keyboards

A research team at Georgia Tech’s School of Computing has implemented a prototype of an unusual key logger using a nearby smartphone instead of software. Using the smartphone’s inbuilt accelerometer, which detects and measures vibrations from a keyboard located inches away, the researchers were able to decipher complete sentences with up to 80 percent accuracy. The Georgia Tech College of Computing is a national leader in the creation of real-world computing breakthroughs that drive social and scientific progress. They have demonstrated how the whole malware mechanism may work, although they believe that the likelihood of such an attack is very unlikely at present!

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