Hackers May Be Able to Intercept Typing Sounds on Smartphones

Thanks to the increasing sophistication of smartphone technology, hackers soon may be able to intercept and analyze the sounds of typing — and figure out exactly what people are writing on their devices. A growing body of academic research suggests that acoustic signals, or sound waves, produced when we type on our phones could be used by hackers to glean text messages, passwords, PINs and other private information.