New "Deep Learning" Hacking Technique Is 99.5% Effective Cracking Into Android Smart Phones

Discussion in 'mobile device security' started by hawki, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    DC Metro Area
    A less benign use of smartphone sensors than Snowden's new app:

    "Hackers could crack your PIN number in just THREE attempts using data from motion and light sensors installed on smartphones

    Sensors studied the tilt of the phone and how much light was blocked by fingers

    Sensors included phone's accelerometer, gyroscope and ambient light sensor

    Technique can unlock Android smartphones with a 99.5 per cent accuracy

    The previous best phone-cracking success rate was 74 per cent, study claims..."

    To avoid this type of technique, the advice is to restrict access to phone's sensors.
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