Detecting keystroke using WiFi signals

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by Plazma Inferno!, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    You don't need malware to detect keystroke.
    International team of researchers show for the first time that ripples in WiFi signals can be exploited to recognize keystrokes. They started with the intuition that while typing a certain key, the hands and fingers of a user move in a unique formation and direction and thus generate a unique pattern in the time-series of Channel State Information (CSI) values, which we call CSI-waveform for that key.
    In their paper, the team proposes a WiFi signal based keystroke recognition system called WiKey. WiKey consists of two Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) WiFi devices, a sender (such as a router) and a receiver (such as a laptop). The sender continuously emits signals and the receiver continuously receives signals. When a human subject types on a keyboard, WiKey recognizes the typed keys based on how the CSI values at the WiFi signal receiver end.
    WiKey achieves more than 97.5% detection rate for detecting the keystroke and 96.4% recognition accuracy for classifying single keys. In real-world experiments, WiKey can recognize keystrokes in a continuously typed sentence with an accuracy of 93.5%.

    https://www.sigmobile.org/mobicom/2015/papers/p90-aliA.pdf

    Well, this is unsettling.
     

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