July 24, 2013

Researchers Build $200 Robot to Mash Buttons and Crack Android PINs


Security researchers have built a robot with one goal in mind: to crack your smartphone's PIN. Using 3D-printed parts, servomotors, a plastic stylus, an Arduino microcontroller, and a cheap webcam, Justin Engler and Paul Vines created a $200 robot that can automate the entry of numeric smartphone PIN codes, cracking a regular four-digit Android PIN in under 20 hours.

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