Hackers Can Steal Your Passwords Just by Monitoring SmartPhone Sensors

People worry about the data their camera and GPS captures, but there are so many hidden sensors that relay data that most users are unaware of.

Hackers Can Steal Your PINs and Passwords Just by Monitoring Sensors on Your SmartPhone

Do you know how many kinds of sensors your smartphone has inbuilt? And what data they gather about your physical and digital activities?

An average smartphone these days is packed with a wide array of sensors such as GPS, Camera, microphone, accelerometer, magnetometer, proximity, gyroscope, pedometer, and NFC, to name a few.

Now, according to a team of scientists from Newcastle University in the UK, hackers can potentially guess PINs and passwords – that you enter either on a bank website, app, your lock screen – to a surprising degree of accuracy by monitoring your phone’s sensors, like the angle and motion of your phone while you are typing.

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