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
- Cecile Borkhataria for Daily Mail August 22nd, 2017
- Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4814090/The-optical-illusion-protect-PIN-number.html
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.