New research suggests hackers are able to steal PINs and passwords just from the way a mobile phone tilts while being held.
Cyber experts at Newcastle University say they have been able to reveal with ease, which mean websites and apps can spy on us using the motion sensors in our smartphones and tablets. Analyzing the movement of a device as the keyboard was used; they were able to crack four-digit PINs with 70% accuracy on the first guess and 100% by the fifth guess.
But get this; even though the experts in the industry are aware of the problem, a solution is yet to be found because there is no consistent way of managing sensors across the industry. So caution to all, be very careful when using your phones in public.