Brie (brieza) wrote,
Brie
brieza

  • Mood:

Eavesdropping on the keyboard

Now this is a thought provoking blog entry.

Freedom to Tinker found a paper from the University of California, Berkeley that posits that listening to someone typing on their keyboard, you can reconstruct what they type based on the different sounds the keys make, presuming they are typing english.

It seems very plausible to me, because I've noticed how keys sound different before. (Large keys versus standard size keys; frequently used keys versus less frequently used keys; outside keys versus inside keys; keys hit with strong (first/middle) finger versus keys hit with weak fingers.) Putting this together with known facts about english language such as letter frequency, common letter combinations, this article could have a potential impact on password security in closed environments.
Tags: articles, computers
Subscribe

  • I am the Diva's Weekly Challenge #220

    This week's challenge for I am the Diva is to create a zentangle using the All Boxed Up tangle. Once upon a time, drawing straight lines was easy…

  • Learning Rain

    The Square One tangle focus this week was Rain. I think it looks more like lightning. Zentangles are not supposed to be a recognizable picture, but I…

  • It's a String Thing #94

    The challenge this week for It's a String Thing #94 was to use TanglePatterns String 94 with the tangles Wist, Jasmin, Sooflower, and Fleri.…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments