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Subject: Tuning in to passwords

Here's another reason why single-factor, secret-key based
credentials have become even more insecure.  One quote from
the article:

``We're still using the same methods to log into computer systems
that we used in the 1960s,'' he said. ``We want to encourage people
to come up with a procedure to replace the typed password. With this
technology you could use a parabolic microphone and stand outside a
building and in 10 minutes you could start reading keystrokes.''

Arshad Noor
StrongAuth, Inc.

Many people have heard of keyboard sniffing, in which someone
sneaks software into your computer and monitors e-mail or
documents. Now researchers warn of another threat to security:
keyboard listening.


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