Sensors Keep Data In Your Smartphone Secure

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Researchers are making a “kill switch” for smartphones, which will be able to tell when the device is in the possession of a thief.

The software is so precise that is logs indicators such as how the phone is usually held and compares it to the current way. If the software triggers the fact that an unauthorised person is using the phone, then it shuts down automatically.

“We look at when the applications are being used and where. If a phone is being used out of place and out of time we can detect it.”

What’s even better is the fact that the software picks up on different behavioural cues, even if used in the same location as the actual owner.


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