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Friday, September 16, 2005

Why Passwords suck - Lesson 2

Can Spies Decipher Keyboard Clicks?

    Researchers 'eavesdrop' and transcribe, warning of security risks.

    Robert McMillan, IDG News Service
    Wednesday, September 14, 2005

    Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found a way to turn the clicks and clacks of typing on a computer keyboard into a startlingly accurate transcript of what exactly is being typed.

    In a paper released last week, the researchers explained how they developed software that could analyze the sound of someone typing on a keyboard for just ten minutes and then piece together as much as 96 percent of what had been typed.

So, I'm thinking, I should get an IR keyboard, then type my password once, capture the IR with my pronto learning remote control and in future never type my password, just blast it to my PC with the handy remote that I will carry everywhere with me.


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