July 7, 2018 IBOMLLC Team

You can be hacked from just the heat your fingers leave behind on the keyboard

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Use a strong password, you’ve been told! One that combines lowercase, uppercase, numbers, symbols, and space. The password should be at least eight characters to make it super strong for would-be hackers to guess.

The problem with strong passwords is that they are a problem by themselves. The immediate problem is remembering such a complex password; that weird text string proves really hard for the average person to remember. However, you can always have a password manager to do the remembering for you, provided you give it (the password manager) a strong password, but one you will not easily forget.

So you got your password manager, managing all the strong passwords across your various multiple online accounts. So you are safe, right? Wrong!

It turns out hackers can read off your keypress from your keyboard by the heat your fingers leave behind. Spooky huh?! That is according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Irvine.

While speaking to Bleeping Computer, Prof Gene Tsudik who was also working on the study, said: “It’s a new attack that allows someone with a mid-range thermal camera to capture …read more

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