Chemical Traces On Your Phone Can Reveal Deep Dark Secrets

Science

Every time you swipe your phone, you are leaving an important piece of you behind. Researchers of the University of California, San Diego conducted a trace analysis of the chemicals of 39 phones surrendered by volunteers. Based on their findings, scientists tried to create a profile detailing the behavior and the possible identity of the user.

Amina Bouslimani, the lead researcher, noted that on average, a person spends five hours on a mobile device. This is one reason why phones are similar to a person’s skin since the “phone also reflect who you are and what you do.” Each time your fingers touch your screen, you can leave chemical traces that could expose a lot about you.

Chemical Traces

The UCSD team used cotton swabs to wipe off the surface

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