You know what they say: “It’s better to be safe than sorry”. That is why a Japanese researcher has invented a dummy cursor system. With this system activated, only the user knows which cursor is the real one, so there’s no concern about people stealing passwords just by being able to see the screen. Continue reading for a video and more information.

Here’s what its creator has to say: “Currently, the system uses five cursors, and the failure rate for password peeping is about 50%. If there are 20 cursors, 99% of onlookers will fail to see what the password is. That’s what we’ve discovered by doing tests.”

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