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Gyroscopes on Android devices can be used to eavesdrop on users' conversations

2014/08/18

Help Net Security - (International) Researchers published a paper showing how the gyroscope sensors in Android devices can be combined with a speech recognition algorithm to eavesdrop on conversations due to Android gyroscopes using a sampling rate that is within a range of human voice frequency. The researchers stated that the initial results did not present a significant eavesdropping threat currently, but that it could become a vulnerability with further refinements in the speech recognition algorithm.

Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17266

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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