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WE know we’re constantly being spied on. Our phones. Our web browsers. But now security experts warn our smart watches can sense passwords and PINs just by tracking our movements
YOUR watch knows too much.
Especially if it’s a smart watch with motion sensors.
These monitor your hand’s every movement. With incredible detail.
And researchers have already come up with computer algorithms that can recognise the tiny differences in movement when you chose — and move — your fingers to different numbers on a keypad.
A team from Stevens Institute of Technology was able to crack ATM PINs with an accuracy rate of 90 per cent as early as 2016.
But things have only gotten easier as smart watches get more sophisticated and sensitive, warns Russia-based digital security firm Kaspersky.
It’s issued a new warning that your smart watch is the ultimate Trojan Horse.
And it says it can now steal your complex computer password with 96 per cent accuracy.
Kaspersky should know. It’s been implicated in Kremlin spying operations.