My Google Glass Sees Your Password!

by Xinwen Fu, Qinggang Yue, Zhen Ling
Sept. 21, 2017 0 comments www.blackhat.com belen_caty Pen Testing & Audits attack Googleglass password PEK

In this presentation, we introduce a novel computer vision based attack that automatically discloses inputs on a touch enabled device. Our spying camera, including Google Glass, can take a video of the victim tapping on the touch screen and automatically recognize more than 90% of the tapped passcodes from three meters away, even if our naked eyes cannot see those passcodes or anything on the touch screen. The basic idea is to track the movement of the fingertip and use the fingertip's relative position on the touch screen to recognize the touch input. We carefully analyze the shadow formation around the fingertip, apply the optical flow, deformable part-based model (DPM) object detector, k-means clustering and other computer vision techniques to automatically track the touching fingertip and locate the touched points. Planar homography is then applied to map the estimated touched points to a software keyboard in a reference image.

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