Keylogging mit dem Accelerometer

Spannend, Forschern ist es gelungen über die DeviceOrientation API einen Keylogger zu programmieren, der zu 70% korrekt die Tasten erkennt.

Two researchers from the University of California Davis, Hao Chen and Lian Cai, have successfully divined the keystrokes on an Android on-screen keyboard by measuring the wiggles, jiggles, and vibrations picked up by the device’s accelerometer. This is significant because the data from accelerometers is not thought of as a potential attack vector, and is thus freely available to any application on any smartphone or tablet.