The Art of Shoulder Surfing

Shoulder Surfing – Another method social engineers use to gain access to information is shoulder surfing. A shoulder surfer is skilled at reading what users enter on their keyboards, especially logon names and passwords. This skill certainly takes practice, but with enough time, it can be mastered easily. Shoulder surfers also use this skill to read PINs entered at ATMs or to detect long distance authorization codes that callers dial. Shoulder Surfing – ATM theft is much easier than computer shoulder surfing because a keypad has fewer characters to memorize…

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