Brainwaves hacked to empty bank accounts?
Cybercriminals could soon be able to hack your brainwaves to steal passwords and empty bank accounts, scientists warn...
You can buy devices that allow you control robotic toys or play video games using just your mind for just $100.
A research study recently proved that hackers could guess a user’s passwords using these headsets to monitor victims’ brainwaves.
Scientists are concerned that EEGs could be used in a similar way.
These emerging devices open immense opportunities for everyday users.
The researchers used two headsets to test their hypothesis, one clinical grade and one which can be bought online.
Both headsets monitored visual processing, hand-eye and head muscle movements to “learn” what numbers a person was thinking about.
Their password-nicking software quickly learnt which number corresponded with a specific muscle movement or "brainwave".