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How keystroke authentication could replace passwords

The rate at which you type and the length and pattern of your pauses may be the latest in biometric identification. Sumi Das talks to researchers at Iowa State University about how their research could render passwords obsolete.

By August 13, 2012


'Chromatic Typewriter' turns keystrokes to brushstrokes

Creating art with that splendidly elaborate gadget known as the typewriter is nothing new. Just ask Hemingway or Orwell. But this beautifully hacked 1937 Underwood Standard takes things to an entirely different realm.

By December 7, 2011


Android handsets secretly logging keystrokes, SMS messages?

That's the claim made by Trevor Eckhart, a man who posted a video showing Carrier IQ's software being used to document just about everything users do on their devices.

By November 30, 2011


Your keyboard might know what you're feeling

If you're happy and you know it, your keystrokes will surely show it, say researchers who've developed a program that can recognize users' emotions with a high level of accuracy.

By August 21, 2014


Sniffing keystrokes via laser and keyboard power

Researchers prove they can spy on a computer by using laser beams and by sniffing the electrical socket, bringing the James Bond world of espionage to everyday geeks.

By March 19, 2009


Tekzilla Daily: View multiple files with a single keystroke in OS X

On today's Tekzilla Daily, Veronica shows you how to preview several different files at the same time with a single keystroke in OS X Leopard.

November 12, 2008


Lookpicking adds keystroke shortcuts to Firefox searches

Swap searches on the quick with this Firefox extension that supercharges the process of going back and forth with site-specific search engines.

By November 10, 2008


Keystrokes can be recovered remotely

Researchers find they can recover usernames and passwords remotely by listening to the electromagnetic waves broadcast by the keyboard itself.

By October 22, 2008


iOS security hole reportedly exposes your screen input

A malicious monitoring app could log the keystrokes and touch input on your iOS device, say security researchers.

By February 25, 2014