Security Now 6

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Episode 006

Security Now: 006

News & Errata

  • Three researchers at Berkeley wrote some software which processes the sound of someone typing. And they are able to, with 96 percent accuracy, determine what was being typed, just from the sound of someone typing.


  • The use of microphones to record keystrokes is not as efficient as using a keystroke logger to do the same thing
  • Recording keystrokes is not illegal because it is not technically communication
  • The researches will be posting the source code for this

External Links

  • Steve's show notes [1]
  • Show transcripts [2]
  • Download this episode [3]
  • Download 16kb version of this episode [4]
  • Webpage for the keyboard recording researchers [5]

Production Information

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