The Optical Illusion That Could Protect Your Passcodes: Researchers Reveal Keypad That Looks Different If Someone Looks Over Your Shoulder

The app aims to combat 'shoulder-surfing': Someone looking at another's screen

Have you ever been worried about a stranger looking  at what you're typing on your phone, or looking over your shoulder while you punch in your pin code at the ATM?

If you have, a new app could help end your anxieties about 'shoulder-surfing.'

The new technology, developed by NYU researchers, uses a hybrid-image keyboard that appears one way to the close-up user, but differently to an observer at a distance of three feet or more.

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