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Hacker’s ears have grown sensitive



New Delhi: According to the reports, hackers are now able to understand by our typing sound of the microchips that what message we are typing. This can became really dangerous because till date there is no way that we can bring the typing volume to nil. The method could be used to crack even the strongest password or steal credit card information, they caution.

Hackers could be able to tell what you are typing on your computer just by listening to your keystrokes through your Smartphone’s microphone; a new study warns. Researchers recreated a real-life office situation, complete with background chatter and the din of key clacking. They found it was possible to tell exactly what keys were pressed on a keyboard with up to 41 per cent accuracy – and believe this figure could rise with refinement.

Researchers at Southern Methodist University asked subjects to make notes of what was discussed on their laptops and used an app to listen in on their typing. These audio signals were processed by their software to recreate the words written by their test subjects. To their astonishment they could get 41 out of 100 words which were typed by the experts using microphones and ear set. They could also get whether the person was backspacing or giving a gap between the words.

This has created quite a buzz around the tech world causing panic in the security and privacy of the users. There is no such technology till now which could stop the sound created by typing to be heard and researchers are trying hard to go in depth of this issue.


Vikas Dubey made Chambal ravines his hideout




Vikas Dubey, a history sheeter who brutally murdered eight policemen in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur, is still far from being arrested by the police. Hundreds of police teams are looking for him. At the same time, SSB has also been alerted on the state’s border with Nepal but no clue is available.

Meanwhile, the former DGP of UP, Vikram Singh said that the way the last location of Vikas Dubey has been traced in Auraiya, then it is very likely that he has caught the path of Chambal’s rugged route through Etawah. Agra can be reached through the rugged interior. After reaching Agra, it becomes easy to enter MP and Rajasthan.

In the case of notorious criminals, it is often seen that due to the setting, it becomes difficult for the two state police to become a co-ordinator or the other state police conducts a search operation to show themselves, but the criminal is hiding there.

Significantly, in the Bikeru village of Chaubepur, Kanpur, a bloody encounter took place between the police and Vikas Dubey’s gang on Thursday – Friday night. The police team reached Vikas Dubey’s raid here. Here Vikas Dubey along with his gang attacked the police, in which eight soldiers were martyred.

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