Dangerous Tech: Shoulder Surfing Passwords Now Easier, Almost Instant

Italian researchers Federico Maggi and his Politecnico di Milano team have developed new software that could change the future of your internet security in some scary ways. The software can harvest information typed on a touchscreen with only an over-the-shoulder camera. Maggi’s project has a 97% accuracy and transmits almost in real-time. Engadget has videos of the “fast, automatic iPhone shoulder surfing” at work.

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