The smartwatches although gaining more and more ground in the market as well as other devices that are worn (wearables) may, in addition to record details of your organization and view your updates, betray your personal passwords as those of ATMs banks. The relevant disclosure made for the first time, researchers from the US, which combines data from sensors embedded in these devices, managed -with the help of a computer algorithmou- to "crack" the passwords and PIN.

The researchers worked with a sample of 20 volunteers wore on their bodies various devices for approximately one year. The "good" hackers of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Binghamton and the Stevens Institute of Technology, had a success rate of 80% on their first attempt, and after three attempts accuracy theft of the codes had exceeded 90%.

"Portable devices can fall victim to hackers. Attackers can reproduce the user's hand movements and thus steal the secret codes for ATMs, electronic door locks, etc., "said assistant professor of science Yan Wang computers and stressed that" the threat is real '.

 The interception could become a "Trojan horse" to import from the real hacker appropriate malicious software (malware) into the smartwatch or other wearable to now monitor secretly records embedded electronic sensors (accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer etc.).

So when the user enters the code at an ATM and at the same time once the "smart" watch featuring malware, the latter unwittingly sends hackers data on the user's hand movements. With the help of another software (algorithm) available to the hackers in the computer, he is able to guess what type the user at the ATM, the electronic lock of the house and the safe or in any other security system needs the code input with the hand.