SRM student got the copyright of a software


Software Copyright

Divyans Mahansaria, a final year B.Tech/CSE student has acquired copyright for a software to control shoulder surfing. The software was designed by Divyans Mahansaria, with significant help from R. S. Diwaagar (B.Tech/IT, 2009 Batch)

Shoulder Surfing

Shoulder surfing uses direct observation techniques, such as looking over someone's shoulder, to get information. Shoulder surfing is an effective way to get information because it's relatively easy to stand next to someone and watch as the user types in information to authenticate himself/herself to enter into a particular system. Often users are unaware of the presence of any external device, such as, a camera, which may be placed in order to trap the user and obtain valuable information, such as, passwords, while the user types through.

In order to control shoulder surfing, Divyans Mahansaria and R. S. Diwaagar have developed a software (SS2.5) which can play a major role in culminating shoulder surfing. This software version is an enhanced version of SS1.0 (previously developed by them).


This software solution can be used during initial login after booting of a computer, during authentication - which may be required before using particular software, opening important documents etc. It can be integrated with any email service provider such as Hotmail, Yahoo, Google etc. It could also be used in websites wherever a user name & password is initially required for authentication. Thus it covers the entire domain of computer systems where initial authentication is a must.

SS2.5 can even be integrated with ATM Machines and other forms of electronic devices requiring authentication before providing access to its users. Thus it covers a broad range of applications.

Divyans Mahansaria is in talks with leading software companies for bulk manufacturing and marketing of the software. The idea behind the software has won acclaim at various international conferences and has also been published in a journal.