Data From Your Smartwatch Might Let Hackers Figure Out Your PIN Numbers

Samsung Galaxy Gear at Samsung Unpacked 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images There’s been buzz about smartwatches for a few years now, and with popularity comes … security vulnerabilities. A researcher at IT University of Copenhagen is using deep learning to determine a wearer’s bank or debit card PIN by analyzing data from a smartwatch’s accelerometer and gyroscope. Basically, your own devices can be turned against you. Lily Hay Newman Lily Hay Newman is a staff writer and the lead blogger for Future Tense. Software engineer Tony Beltramelli used a type of deep learning called RNN-LSTM, Recurrent Neural Network – Long Short-Term Memory, to train an algorithm to recognize keystrokes on a number pad (like the ones on an ATM or your phone’s lock screen). Advertisement Beltramelli…


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