If your PIN on your smartphone is 1234 or 0000, then you have the honor of being in a special company. The one that uses the two most common PIN digit combinations in the world.
Namely, the executive director for cyber security at Splunk, Tarah Wheeler, once informed the planet about a special list. Lists of the most common PINs on mobile devices.
The 20 “lucky” combinations are in order: 1234, 1111, 0000, 1212, 7777, 1004, 2000, 4444, 2222, 6969, 9999, 3333, 5555, 6666, 1122, 1313, 8888, 4321, 2010 and 2010. noted that even 26% of smart phones have the specified PIN combinations and that it is possible to unlock them. Good to know. And now to something “brighter” topics.
It has been discovered that hackers can crack your PIN by listening to the sound waves you make while typing your PIN on your mobile phone screen.
In fact, a new technique for hacking smartphone passwords is described in an article published by Cornell University. It relies on machine learning and the device’s microphone, and can correctly guess more than half of the four-digit PINs used on operating system devices Android.
The malware in question may be designed to abuse microphones in smartphones and similar devices to reveal their owners’ passwords.