This is scary


The researchers were able to take several 10-minute sound recordings of users typing at a keyboard, feed the audio into a computer, and use an algorithm to recover up to 96 percent of the characters entered. The algorithm distinguishes the acoustical nuances in each of the keyboard’s buttons and uses statistical algorithms to weed out unlikely letter combinations. 

Check it out.

Posted by Ripped Monkey @ 9/18/2005 12:30  |    5


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Blueberry_pie (Level 7 General Manager) @ 9/19/2005 06:22
Ohh, if only they used technology for a good cause.

Akira (Level 5 Sniper) @ 9/19/2005 02:46
you punks got something to hide? Really though sound is easy enough to mask. I know that the team conducting this has eliminated background interferance, but theres sound that cannot be heard though it will mess with recordings.

sedgemonkey (Level 11 Coelacanth) @ 9/18/2005 21:28
Big brother rules.

Faktablad (Level 6 SWAT) @ 9/18/2005 19:17
Don't smart people have better things to do?

BruceJuice (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 9/18/2005 17:03
 That is crazy......

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