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Georgia Tech Turns Iphone Into Spiphone

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Patrick Traynor, Georgia Tech

Patrick Traynor and colleagues programmed smartphones to use their accelerometers to detect and decipher strokes on nearby keyboards with up to 80% accuracy.

Credit: Georgia Tech

It's a pattern that no doubt repeats itself daily in hundreds of millions of offices around the world: People sit down, turn on their computers, set their mobile phones on their desks and begin to work. What if a hacker could use that phone to track what the person was typing on the keyboard just inches away?

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