App Keeps 'Shoulder Surfers' From Spying on Your Password
- Kathleen Hamilton for Futurity August 23rd, 2017
- Source: http://www.futurity.org/shoulder-surfer-password-app-1522322-2/
Researchers have created a smartphone application to combat “shoulder-surfing”—when someone else looks over your shoulder as you enter your phone’s password or other private digits, potentially even gleaning vital financial or personal information. ...
Nasir Memon, a professor of computer science and engineering at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, explains that the technology, called “IllusionPIN,” deploys a hybrid-image keyboard that appears one way to the close-up user and differently to an observer at a distance of three feet or greater.