Apr 23

TapLogger Android Trojan cracks touchscreen passwords using handset movements – IT News from V3.co.uk

A team of security researchers have developed an Android-based Trojan capable of discerning a user’s screen lock code using the on-board accelerometers to detect small shifts that result from pressing the touchscreen.

The Trojan, nicknamed TapLogger, was shown to be able to crack passwords of four, six and eight digits, comprising of the numbers between zero and nine.

When held in a user’s hand, smartphones will make small movements each time the user touches a part of the screen.

via TapLogger Android Trojan cracks touchscreen passwords using handset movements – IT News from V3.co.uk.