Shoulder surfing

Updated: 11/04/2017 by Computer Hope

Shoulder surfingA term used to describe a person that looks over another person's shoulder as they enter data into a computer or other device. Shoulder surfing could be used when you are entering your computer password, ATM pin, or credit card number. Criminals often use used this technique to gain access to your personal accounts or read personal information, such as e-mails.

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