Cybersecurity now seems like a game of whack-a-mole, where you are never sure which will be the next hole the threat is going to emerge from, and when you finally see it, will you be fast enough to arrest the situation.
We recently feature an article about the possibility of hackers reading your password by simply pointing a thermal camera to your keyboard. They can then use the heat your fingers leave on the keyboard to read your keystroke and easily get your password.
As if that was not enough, it now emerges that hackers can actually read data off your touchscreen interactions. This new cybersecurity threat was established by a team of researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU).
The BGU have demonstrated that user’s information can be exfiltrated from a smartphone by tracking the touch movements. That can more likely happen on smartphone using compromised third party touchscreens.
More often than not, broken smartphone touchscreen are replaced using aftermarket components made by third-party manufacturers. These third party touchscreen have been found to contain malicious codes embedded in their circuitry.
“Our research objective was to …read more