May 262015
 
 May 26, 2015  Breaches, Featured News, Surveillance

Charlie Osborne reports:

Security researchers have tracked commuters with over 90 percent accuracy through accelerometer data stolen from Android smartphones.

In a paper describing the research, titled “We Can Track You If You Take the Metro: Tracking Metro Riders Using Accelerometers on Smartphones” (.PDF), a security team hailing from Nanjing University, China say they were able to use motion accelerometers as a side-channel for an attack aimed at tracking users with up to 92 percent accuracy.

Read more on ZDNet.

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