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[Ars] Android trojan steals keystrokes using phone movements

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Even after TapLogger has been trained to deduce the taps of a given user on a specific smartphone model, background vibrations and other variables prevent TapLogger from determining the exact sequence of numbers entered into a device. Despite this limitation, the trojan can still greatly reduce the number of guesses required to recover a user's PIN, social security number, or other numerical string entered into the phone.

http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/04/android-trojan-steals-keystrokes-using-phone-movements.ars
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Highly unlikely ill ever pick up a android phone as they seem to get hacked every week :/
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Highly unlikely ill ever pick up a android phone as they seem to get hacked every week :/

To be blunt, I don't see how it being hacked every other week is something that turns you away from an OS. I mean, you're using Windows, right? (If not then argument = invalid tongue.gif)

But on topic, oh wells. I guess it'd have to happen someday anyway.
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Highly unlikely ill ever pick up a android phone as they seem to get hacked every week :/

Hope you don't have Flash or Java installed. (On any platform.)
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How did I know who the OP was before clicking the thread?
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who the hell is foolish enough to enter there social security number into a mobile phone? I can see no valid reason to do so.
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Window is secure withe the security counter mesure active.sadly user only use mse and then are scratching their head and yell w not secure.w is secure.but it is a combination that make it secure.ie9 missing you just lowered your security .etc etc
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Window is secure withe the security counter mesure active.sadly user only use mse and then are scratching their head and yell w not secure.w is secure.but it is a combination that make it secure.ie9 missing you just lowered your security .etc etc

Wat.
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This only proves Android's popularity if it's getting targeted by virus/malware creators.

Eg. Windows to Mac virus ratio.

Windows has more viruses due to the sheer amount of Windows systems there are in the world.
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Window is secure withe the security counter mesure active.sadly user only use mse and then are scratching their head and yell w not secure.w is secure.but it is a combination that make it secure.ie9 missing you just lowered your security .etc etc

I sincerely hope english is not your first language.

Anyway, it doesn't look like it is very accurate, and you have to install the app first. Until they find a way to install/run apps without user consent, I would feel quite safe using an android phone.
Edited by qwertymac93 - 4/24/12 at 4:45am
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