Attacking car systems, Google Glass for password theft, using free cloud trials to launch botnets, more

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Black Hat HACK Showcase 2014

An application that videos victims tapping passwords into touchscreens and analyzes it to steal the passwords with 90% accuracy from three meters. Applicable with Google Glass, Researchers Xinwen Fu and Qinggang Yue of UMass Lowell and Zhen Ling of Southeast University track the movement of the fingertip and use its position to recognize the input taking shadows, optical flow and other factors into account. Passwords can be stolen even if the person behind the camera can’t read the victim’s screen with the naked eye.

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