A group of American scientists from Stanford University, together with his colleagues in the information security of Israel found a serious vulnerability in all modern phones from all companies. According to scientists, this vulnerability can be easily used as a secret service countries and criminals. Secret “hole”, which was always in smartphones, but its existence no one guessed was such an internal device, like a gyroscope. What is surprising is that, seemingly so simple device can be used to listen to the phone owner.
Built-in gyroscope smartphone can become a listening device
Scientists conducted an experiment in which a number of smartphone uttered number from 0 to 10 In this case, the gyro smartphone was able to correctly detect 65-70% of all these numbers. Then, using the gyroscope tried to install the floor of the one who speaks and the accuracy here has already reached 83% of all cases. Last experiment was the experience with a group of people. In the room talking to five people with a fairly similar tone of voice. The gyroscope is able to with 65% accuracy allocate each of them.
This hidden feature devaysa literally crossed all the concept of information security. Exploit the vulnerability for their own purposes, professionals will be able to a variety of purposes. For example, you can quite easily find out your credit card number, of course if it will be called on the phone – which, incidentally, are not uncommon.
Worried about precedent, scientists announced their intention to submit to the opening of the international conference on information security Usenix, that will be held next week. Experts added that the use of the gyroscope can mainly viral software, as opposed to other means of communication with the outside world, eg, GPS, the user has the ability to block access to all third-party applications, and suspicious.