Smartphone Hackers Can Get Data by Analyzing Touchscreen User Interactions

A team of cybersecurity researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) has demonstrated that valuable user information can be exfiltrated by tracking smartphone touch movements to impersonate a user on compromised, third party touchscreens while sending emails, conducting financial transactions or even playing games.

Broken smartphone touchscreens are often replaced with aftermarket components produced by third-party manufacturers that have been found to have malicious code embedded in its circuitry.

Read more about the disconcerting findings of the new research on Security Magazine.