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CAPEC-626: Smudge Attack

Smudge Attack
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Attack Pattern ID: 626
Abstraction: Detailed
Status: Draft
Completeness: Stub
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+ Summary

Attacks that reveal the password/passcode pattern on a touchscreen device by detecting oil smudges left behind by the user’s fingers.

+ Attack Prerequisites
  • The attacker must have physical access to the device.

+ Attacker Skills or Knowledge Required

Skill or Knowledge Level: Medium

+ Solutions and Mitigations

Strong physical security of the device.

+ Attack Motivation-Consequences
ScopeTechnical ImpactNote
Bypass protection mechanism
+ Technical Context
Architectural Paradigms
+ Content History
CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation2015-11-09Internal_CAPEC_Team

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