Words at Play : Top 10 User-Submitted Words, Vol. 3

#3: Shoulder Surfer

Definition:

a person who watches another person do something (such as use a computer or ATM, or fill out a form) in order to obtain private information

Example:

"Brightly lit, responsive screens are certainly pleasing to use, but they also make it easier for 'shoulder surfers' to spy your secret pass codes." — Duncan Graham-Rowe, New Scientist, Jan. 14, 2010

Submitted by:

J.C. Moore, PA

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