AI can identify passwords by sound of keys being pressed, study suggests

  • August 8, 2023
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Researchers create system using sound recordings that can work out what is being typed with more than 90% accuracy

Tapping in a computer password while chatting over Zoom could open the door to a cyber-attack, research suggests, after a study revealed artificial intelligence (AI) can work out which keys are being pressed by eavesdropping on the sound of the typing.

Experts say that as video conferencing tools such as Zoom have grown in use, and devices with built-in microphones have become ubiquitous, the threat of cyber-attacks based on sounds has also risen.

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