Hackers can use brainwaves to steal passwords
Researchers at the universities of Alabama and California analyzed the data of the EEG-headset, which fixes the electrical activity of the human brain, and received interesting results. It is expected that soon such sets will become popular among gamers who will use them to control the characters of computer games by giving brain signals.
For example, players who paused during the game, but who did not remove the headset, may become a victim of hackers. As an experiment, the researchers asked 12 people using a conventional keyboard to enter a series of randomly generated PIN-codes and passwords in the text box when the headset is clothed.
After the introduction of 200 characters, the algorithm created by scientists was able to make assumptions about the entered 4-digit pin codes with an accuracy of 43.4%, and for passwords of 6-7 characters, the accuracy was 37.3%.
Recently it became known that Facebook is actively working on the creation of telepathic technologies that will allow you to gain thoughts “directly from the brain.” The implementation of such an ambitious project causes concern for privacy defenders, especially since the Internet giant refused to confirm or deny the possibility of using this technology to sell advertising.
It is well known that sooner or later such know-how becomes the prey of hackers, and they quickly find it “appropriate” application.
In this regard, the researchers recommend that manufacturers of EEG-headsets create a system that distorts signals when the user logs into accounts .