Why You Need a Tin Foil Hat

  • According to Wired:

    A team of security researchers from Oxford, UC Berkeley, and the University of Geneva say that they were able to deduce digits of PIN numbers, birth months, areas of residence and other personal information by presenting 30 headset-wearing subjects with images of ATM machines, debit cards, maps, people, and random numbers in a series of experiments. The paper, titled “On the Feasibility of Side-Channel Attacks with Brain Computer Interfaces,” represents the first major attempt to uncover potential security risks in the use of the headsets.

    Do you think Apple will make a deal to include the better, smaller version of this in the iPhone of, let’s say, 2020? For sci-fi writers this gives their notorious kill switch a whole new meaning.



    September 6th, 2012 | Comments Off |

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