Google Glass Makes It Easier For Intruders To Steal Your Passcode

Posted: Jun 27 2014, 2:18pm CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Google Glass Makes It Easier For Intruders To Steal Your Passcode
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Apparently the ubiquitous nature of mobile cameras makes it incredibly easy for a PIN code to be logged and utilized

The more advancement we see in the technology, the more security we need as we are letting ourselves become more vulnerable. There is no doubt that the advancement in technology is being accompanied by developments in security, we are still exposed to the threat of intruders and malware makers. A group of researchers at the University of Massachusetts have discovered that because of the ubiquitous nature of mobile cameras, it is extremely easy for a PIN or passcode to be logged and perhaps even utilized in an automatic fashion. When it comes to this, the products such as Google Glass can be a source of problem and this device is not going to work in the best interests of a user who is security conscious.

The Google Glass, which is still in its beta, has received a lot of criticism already and it has recently released the Explorer program across the pond to the UK. Developers had their hands on this one since almost a year but we are still getting the feel of the early buzz. Glass has been used even by the Dubai police to fight crime but the group of researchers have declared that there are a couple of drawbacks to the product. For instance the custom-built video-scanning algorithms will be able to pick up on the PIN without any efforts. It has been found that these algorithms can be accurate more than 80 percent of the time and during the experiments successful PIN code-logging was done from several meters away.

source: redmondpie

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