Shoulder Surfing

Shoulder surfing is a type of social engineering attack where an attacker observes someone’s screen, keyboard, or any other device to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information. It is typically performed by secretly watching the victim during data entry, either directly or indirectly through reflections, smartphones, or other recording equipment.

How Shoulder Surfing Occurs

Preventing Shoulder Surfing

To protect yourself from shoulder surfing, follow these guidelines:

By staying cautious and adopting these security measures, you can greatly reduce the risk of shoulder surfing and protect your sensitive data from unauthorized access.