Smartphones Can Use Vibrations to Steal Passwords

Be careful where you type. Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a way for smartphones to pick up and interpret the vibrations made by typing on a keyboard. In theory, that means a thief could set an iPhone down next to your computer and steal your passwords or blackmail you with copies of embarrassing emails.

How does it work? …

OnStar Reverses Position, Won’t Track You if You Cancel Service

OnStar’s crying uncle after the media (and presumably customer) hoopla over its plans to track former subscribers. That’s terrific news—I called the plan creepy, because it was.

OnStar just announced that it was changing course, stating it was “reversing its proposed Terms and Conditions policy changes,” and that it would “not keep …

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