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Those Motion Sensors We All Love Could Have Compromised Our Security
Here's a case where Touch ID definitely shows its value. One of the updates to iOS 9.3 in 2016 was used to stop hackers from stealing your Personal Identification Number, or PIN, by spying on the motion sensors within your iPhone. Engadget noted that a team of researchers from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom has demonstrated that the way your phone tilts and moves as you type can be analyzed to crack a four-digit PIN.