Almost every Chinese keyboard app has a security flaw that reveals what users type

Almost all keyboard apps used by Chinese people around the world share a security loophole that makes it possible to spy on what users are typing. The vulnerability, which allows the keystroke data that these apps send to the cloud Read More …

New cyberattack method: tracking typing remotely via keyboard sounds

A group of British cybersecurity researchers has figured out a novel new attack method: recording the sound a computer keyboard makes. The researcher took recordings using a nearby smartphone of typists and used it to train a sound classification model, achieving Read More …

Google Home speakers allowed hackers to snoop on conversations

A bug in Google Home smart speaker allowed installing a backdoor account that could be used to control it remotely and to turn it into a snooping device by accessing the microphone feed. While experimenting with his own Google Home Read More …

Boffins build microphone safety kit to detect eavesdroppers

Scientists from the National University of Singapore and Yonsei University in the Republic of Korea have developed a device for verifying whether your laptop microphone is secretly recording your conversations. The researchers – Soundarya Ramesh, Ghozali Suhariyanto Hadi, Sihun Yang, Read More …