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shoulder surfing

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(Law) informal a form of credit-card fraud in which the perpetrator stands behind and looks over the shoulder of the victim as he or she withdraws money from an automated teller machine, memorizes the card details, and later steals the card
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'Passcodes aren't as effective as biometrics, like fingerprint readers or facial recognition software, because people can do shoulder surfing to see your passcode and get into your phone' if they steal it.
The proposed scheme aims to ensure more security and provide protection against shoulder surfing, spyware, brute force and social engineering attacks.
Other people's screens have changed the phenomenon of "shoulder surfing" -- peeking over shoulders, often with malicious intent -- or so a team of researchers at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich surmised.
However, it is known that this technique is vulnerable to shoulder surfing [3][4], which is the attack by observing other person's authentication procedure over his/her shoulder to get the password.
'shoulder surfing.' Very busy public locations like airports or urban coffee shops also increase the risk of your laptop or other gear getting stolen.
Apart from the ease of use, the NCR SelfServ 80 Series focuses on security; the recessed keyboard provides a natural PIN protection, while a picture-in-picture camera shows what's happening behind the user to prevent shoulder surfing.
Shoulder Surfing. For getting information, shoulder surfing uses direct observation techniques via the naked eyes.
RAC also aim to make people aware of criminal activity using a coin-drop distraction technique, shoulder surfing at cashpoints and theft of valuables from shoppers.
Finally, human issues are "related to or concerned with a person, such as phishing or shoulder surfing" (p.
Shoulder surfing. When Internet users find themselves in a crowded coffee shop or an airport, there might be data thieves lurking around who will watch over a shoulder to memorize passwords or credit card information that people enter into their device.
FIS Cardless Cash protects consumers by reducing risk of card skimming and shoulder surfing. By leveraging FIS Mobile Banking with TouchID, customers can securely access their funds and authorize the amount they want without inserting a plastic card into an ATM.
Shoulder surfing attack refers to issuing direct observation techniques, such as looking over someone's shoulder, to receive information.