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Author Stanik, John
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract So you’ve got your firewall, anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-key-loggerssolidly installed. Think you’re safe? Think again. Researchers at the Universityof California, Berkeley, have shown they can retrieve up to 96 percent of thecharacters you type, just by recording your taps and clicks with a cheap microphone.Software developed at Berkeley learns to recognize the audio prints of differentkeys on the keyboard, which—though not as unique as the tones on a phonekeypad—are quite distinct. (To obtain such a high accuracy rate, the sameaudio data had to be fed into the software up to three times.)
Description Affiliation: ACM Queue (Stanik, John)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2010-04-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Queue (QUEUE)
Volume Number 3
Issue Number 9
Page Count 1
Starting Page 10
Ending Page 10


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Source: ACM Digital Library