Hacker’s dream come true. Been waiting for this. Stories abounded years ago of “that one guy” that could discern a password from across the room just by hearing it typed although more likely they used a mirror or looked under the keyboard where most people store their passwords on a slip of paper. Computer keyboards are musical instruments; IBM Model-M buckling spring was a beauty, as was their beam spring, but any keyboard that doesn’t mush makes its own music. Being a VERY HEAVY typer, I can hear the different parts of my keyboard and I always figured with a bit of training, it’d be possible to master a keyboard’s individual keystroke sounds; I know more or less where someone is on a loud keyboard by the sounds; they call it “acoustic cryptoanalysis” officially. It’s something I’ve been waiting for AI to catch up on and with 95% accuracy, I’d say that it has.

Hacker’s dream come true. Been waiting for this.
Stories abounded years ago of “that one guy” that could discern a password from across the room just by hearing it typed although more likely they used a mirror or looked under the keyboard where most people store their passwords on a slip of paper.

Computer keyboards are musical instruments; IBM Model-M buckling spring was a beauty, as was their beam spring, but any keyboard that doesn’t mush makes its own music.

Being a VERY HEAVY typer, I can hear the different parts of my keyboard and I always figured with a bit of training, it’d be possible to master a keyboard’s individual keystroke sounds; I know more or less where someone is on a loud keyboard by the sounds;

they call it “acoustic cryptoanalysis” officially. It’s something I’ve been waiting for AI to catch up on and with 95% accuracy, I’d say that it has.

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