Smartphone users need to be aware!Hackers could use your mobile to find out what you are typing on a near by computer at your workplace.A Team at Georgia Institute of Technology in US has claimed that in a cell phone could be turned into a Spy phone it can decipher vibrations to record what is being typed on a nearby computer keyboard.The researchers have in fact ,discovered how to do it using smartphones accelerometer-the internal device that detects when and how the phone is titled.
They have found it can be harnessed to sense keyboard vibrations and decipher complete sentence with upto 80% accuracy
"They first tried experiment with iPhone,3GS and the results were difficult to read.But when they tried with iphone4,which has an added gyroscope to clean up the accelerometer noise,and the results were much better.
"They belive that most of the smartphones made in the past few years are sophisticated enough to launch attack"The daily Mail newspaper quoted Patrick Traynor who led the team,as saying;who led the team as saying.The technique works by using mathematical software that detects pairs of keystrokes,rather than individual letters.
Hackers can then determine whether the pair of keys pressed is on left or right side of keyboard and whether they are closed together or far apart say researchers.after the system has determined these characteristic for each pair of keys pressed,using probability it compares the results against preloaded dictionary.