AI can now CRACK YOUR PASSWORD with keystrokes SOUND

Introduction

๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿ”“Passwords are the first line of defense for our online accounts, but they are often the weakest link. In recent years, there has been a growing concern about the security of passwords, as attackers have developed increasingly sophisticated methods for cracking them. ๐Ÿ”“๐Ÿ”‘

๐Ÿค–Now, a new study has found that artificial intelligence (AI) can now crack passwords by just listening to the sound of keyboard clicks. The study, which was conducted by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, found that AI models were able to correctly guess passwords with up to 96% accuracy. โŒจ๏ธ๐Ÿ”“

What is an acoustic side-channel attack?

An acoustic side-channel attack is a type of attack that uses the physical characteristics of a device to extract information. In the case of passwords, an attacker could use an acoustic side-channel attack to listen to the sound of keyboard clicks and then use this information to guess the password.๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ”Š

๐Ÿ”ŠโŒจ๏ธThe sound of keyboard clicks can be used to extract information about the password in a number of ways. For example, the length of the password can be determined by the number of keystrokes. The type of keyboard can also be determined by the sound of the clicks. And the specific keys that are pressed can be determined by the timing of the clicks. โฐ๐Ÿค–

How does AI crack passwords from keyboard clicks?

๐Ÿค–The AI models in the study were trained on a dataset of over 100,000 keyboard recordings. The recordings were made from people typing their passwords on a variety of devices, including laptops, smartphones, and tablets. The AI models were then able to learn the patterns in the keyboard clicks and use this information to guess the passwords. ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ”‘

๐Ÿง The researchers say that the findings of their study highlight the need for stronger passwords. They also say that the study could lead to the development of new security measures that can protect against acoustic side-channel attacks.๐Ÿ”

How can I protect myself from acoustic side-channel attacks?

๐Ÿ”There are a number of things that people can do to protect themselves from acoustic side-channel attacks. Here are some tips:

  • Use a password manager to generate and store strong passwords for all of your online accounts. Password managers can help you create and remember strong passwords that are unique for each account. ๐Ÿ’พ๐Ÿ”
  • Enable two-factor authentication as it asks you to enter a code (sent on your phone usually) in addition to your password. ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“ฑ
  • Be careful about what information you share online. Avoid sharing personal information, such as your birthdate or address, on social media or other websites. ๐Ÿ’ป๐ŸŒ
  • Be aware of phishing attacks. Phishing attacks are emails or text messages that appear to be from a legitimate source, such as your bank or credit card company. These emails or text messages may ask you to provide personal information, such as your password or credit card number. Do not click on links or open attachments in emails or text messages from unknown senders.๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ“ฌ
  • Use a privacy screen on your laptop or smartphone. This will help to prevent people from seeing what you are typing. ๐Ÿ•ถ๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฑ
  • Use a keyboard cover. This will help to muffle the sound of your keyboard clicks. ๐Ÿ”ŠโŒจ๏ธ
  • Type in a quiet place. This will help to reduce the chances of someone being able to hear your keyboard clicks. โŒจ๏ธ

Conclusion

๐Ÿ”The security of passwords is a constantly evolving field, and we can expect to see new challenges and new solutions emerge in the years to come. However, by following the tips above, you can help to protect your passwords and keep your accounts safe.๐Ÿ’ช

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