The Keylogger Evolves: Your Smartwatch Is Able to Know What Type

A project called Motion Leaks (MoLe) has revealed how the current smarwatches motion sensors can be used for detect fairly accurately what you are typing on our computer.

The system shows a singular — and disturbing — feature of these smart watches, but it is also true that such detection works logically in the hand in which we watch. Creating a 3D hand and keyboard map and the application of those sensors resulting in that detection of real click performed by the user.

A keylogger on your smart watch

The accelerometer and gyroscope are able to offer researchers information about keys that are pressing at any time thanks to a first algorithm that collects that information. Which is another additional program follows the words that you entered in this action of typing.

This second algorithm detects breaks in presses key with the left hand the predefined model is taken as reference – and from that to deduce how many beats teclearon with right hand thanks to a record of the frequency of click – speed to the keyboard, go – user.

At the moment the project has limitations, and for example, MoLe does not detect special characters, and the space bar still does not recognize with accuracy. Yet the system, which already operates in the Samsung Gear Live, could be applied to other smart watches. The threat is clear: a ciberatacante could install malware on the watch and spy on what we do with this singular variant of a keylogger.