what is shoulder surfing? — Emereoworld.com

what is shoulder surfing?

Shoulder surfing is a form of social engineering where information is gathered through direct observation.  Watching a person entering a password or listening to a conversation containing sensitive information.

Deterrents to shoulder surfing include:

  • Awareness training
  • One-time use passwords
  • Multifactor authentication
  • Screen filters
  • Special polarized glasses

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