A team of researchers at Newcastle University in the UK has published a paper highlighting some troubling findings linking on-board sensors with privacy issues. Using data collected by mobile device’s hardware tracking systems, the team was able to crack four digit PINs with 70-percent accuracy on the first try, with 100-percent accuracy by try number five.
While some applications alert users to specific on-board monitoring, it’s certainly not universal – nor, for that matter, is any insight into how often that information is being accessed.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Tech Crunch