‘Oily Hands’ – Your smartphone is the next target of ‘smudge attacks’


According to a report, oily residue people leave on smartphone touch screens could make their phones vulnerable to security hacks termed “smudge attacks,” leading to possibility of someone being able to make out the lockscreen pattern or code of your phone.

By using different camera orientations and lighting settings, both partial and complete password patterns can be retrieved from Android phones without much difficulty.

via Techdirt


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