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Method and System for Providing Protection against Shoulder Surfing in an Electronic Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237121D
Publication Date: 2014-Jun-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 30K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for providing protection against Shoulder Surfing in an electronic device.

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Method and System for Providing Protection against Shoulder Surfing in an Electronic Device

Shoulder Surfing occurs when a person is able to observe when a user is entering security credentials in an electronic device. The security credentials correspond to, but are not limited to, entry of one or more passwords or biometric. Here, the electronic device corresponds to, but is not limited to, a smartphone and a tablet. When the user enters the security credentials in the electronic device, characters in the security credentials appear briefly on the screen or typing or biometric entered by the user is observable, thus, exposing the security credentials of the user to the person .

Disclosed is a method and system for providing a protection against Shoulder Surfing in the electronic device.

The method and system initiates Shoulder Surfing protection in response to one or more of receiving a user initiation and detecting a possibility of Shoulder Surfing .

The method and system enables a user to initiate the Shoulder Surfing protection by one or more of tapping a status display of the Shoulder Surfing protection in a screen of the electronic device and toggling a button provided in the electronic device . Other methods of presenting the Shoulder Surfing protection , and user feedback, are possible, such as using audio output and voice input.

The method and system detects a possibility of Shoulder Surfing by detecting a presence of one or more persons near the user ....