Passwords through the keys of a computer are obsolete as a security mechanism for our digital information. Artificial intelligence (AI) is trained to guess keys by the sound and style a person types.
The situation is to pay close attention to it. This is not the time to be alarmed, but it is time to keep an eye on this system.
It works through the microphone on the cell phone and the computer. So it still depends on the permissions we run on our devices. However, since these new tools exist for cybercriminals, digital platforms must implement other additional security mechanisms.
The Gizmodo portal reports that three British researchers (Joshua Harrison, Ehsan Toreini, and Marhyam Mehrnezhad) detected the system and trained it to demonstrate its effectiveness in providing better security.
They trained it to distinguish the sound of keys, styles in which a person types, types of keyboards, and whether a web surfer types upper or lower case. This AI can detect if you type a B, an asterisk, or a question mark in your password.
The data exposed by the analyst team says that, although it is not perfect, the artificial intelligence that guesses passwords registers an effectiveness of 95 percent.
“The tests were carried out with the keyboard of a 2021 MacBook, but adding a keyboard that sounds different is a matter of training the AI by pressing each key about 25 times,” Gizmodo reported.
It also works with less loud keyboards, such as the one made by a user handling a smartphone, when the user is in an environment where silence proliferates.