iPhone hack lets you eavesdrop on PC typing

October 20, 2011 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

A research team has developed a hack where iPhones can be used to detect what is being typed on nearby keyboards

Researchers at the George Institute of Technology have turned an iPhone into a spy tool with a hack that allows the phone to determine what is being typed on keyboards nearby.

The typing detection works by “using a smartphone accelerometer – the internal device that detects when and how the phone is tilted – to sense keyboard vibrations as you type to decipher complete sentences with up to 80% accuracy,” according to the Institute.