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Keyboard Sounds May Reveal Secrets

Researchers say they can accurately figure out what somebody is typing from the sound of their keyboard. The "technique" has some significant practical flaws but is a useful reminder of good password practice. The researchers looked into a theory ... that seems to get tested every few years: that different keys make different sounds. That's partly because they are differing distances from the device recording the audio and partly because the gaps between pressing different letters may vary depending on the typing style. The main difference with this latest test was using deep learning, which aims ... (view more)

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