shoulder surfing


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shoulder surfing

Looking over someone's shoulder to obtain passwords, PINs and other security codes being entered. Often performed with binoculars, ATMs and other data entry terminals may make it more difficult by requiring a 90 degree viewing angle to read the screen or moving the digit keys around on touchscreens. See social engineering.
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Phishing and shoulder surfing clearly fit under the human issues as described by Beznosov and Beznosova (2007).
Thus we design and developed a Pattern based mutual Near Field Proximity Authentication (NFPA) for safe and secure data dissemination eliminating MITM and Shoulder Surfing Attacks in insecure public networks between peer devices using QR Code Technology.
One weakness for this type of GUA having is the shoulder surfing security attack.
Shoulder surfing (n): The peculiar tendency for people to watch over your shoulder or stand really close to you in an ATM queue (when a queue happens to form that is).
However, even with conventional privileged password management, it is still possible to access local passwords through key loggers, shoulder surfing, social engineering, software debuggers, and similar attacks.
As someone was withdrawing cash, one of them would lean over to watch them entering their PIN, a crime known as shoulder surfing.
Jim seems to be a victim of shoulder surfing - a form of card fraud where criminals look over your shoulder, watch you enter your PIN then steal your card later and empty your account.
SHOULDER SURFING ( Looking over the shoulder of a person entering a personal security code.
Researchers at Rutgers University--Camden are working on a graphical password that prevents shoulder surfing.
For example, corporate espionage techniques ranging from shoulder surfing to eavesdropping on instant messages sent across an unencrypted wireless network in a coffee shop allow attackers to aggregate enough confidential company information to cause great damage.
If there's anybody behind me in the queue then I'm out of there in case they're shoulder surfing.