Your smartwatch can spy on your card’s PIN code

Smartwatches and other wearable devices can be used as motion-based keyloggers to spy on you Tony Beltramelli, a computer science Masters student and software engineer, in his graduate research work at IT University of Copenhagen “Deep-Spying: Spying using Smartwatch and Deep Learning” has presented a new attack method that allows to eavesdrop on passwords the user enters on his/her tablet screen, smartphone, PC keyboard, ATM machine, keypad-equipped safe or door from motion sensors in wearable devices. “By their very nature of being wearable, these devices, however, provide a new pervasive attack surface threatening users privacy, among others,” Beltramelli wrote in the paper’s abstract. “The goal of this work is to raise awareness about the potential risks related to motion sensors built-in wearable devices and to demonstrate abuse opportunities leveraged by…


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