Researchers Use Smartphone Cams to Hack Pins

By: CNN Email
By: CNN Email
MGN Online

MGN Online

Researchers have found a way to hack into your smartphone and figure out sensitive "pin" numbers.

Turns out, there is a way to secretly record what pin you're trying to enter by using the device's built-in cameras and microphones.

The research at the University of Cambridge is meant to discover and exploit holes in cyber-security before criminals do the same thing.

A paper published, last Thursday, explains the flaw and suggests ways programmers could close fix the problem and enhance security.


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