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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CRYPTO-MAS is a Managed Authentication Service that protects companies and their employees against shoulder surfing, social engineering, and other forms of password theft by using token-based two-factor authentication in combination with a Personal Identification Numbers (PINs).
From card cloning to shoulder surfing, gangs are now responsible for skimming off tens of thousands of euro from Irish bank accounts daily.
Cashpoint/ATM fraud: The main techniques used are the Lebanese loop, shoulder surfing and the dropped money scam, often in conjunction with each other.
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But this is just one of a number of cashpoint cons - others include Shoulder Surfing.
SHOULDER Surfing - crook stands close to you and watches as the PIN is tapped in.
They guard against shoulder surfing by making the PIN pad visible only to the ATM user.
Shoulder surfing sees a criminal standing close to get the PIN then distracting you to steal the card.
Two-factor authentication helps prevent data from being accessed via key loggers, shoulder surfing, or social engineering.
The PalmSecure LOGONDIRECTOR addresses threats posed by shoulder surfing by requiring users to authenticate themselves using the palm vein scanner, rendering password information virtually useless for a would-be hacker.