Mental models of software updates

One of the largest preventable sources of computer compromise is old software that has not been updated with the latest security-related updates. Security updates correct known vulnerabilities in software and protect the computer from future attacks. However, users do...

Stories as informal lessons about security

Non-expert computer users regularly need to make security-relevant decisions; however, these decisions tend not to be particularly good or sophisticated. Nevertheless, their choices are not random. Where does the information come from that these non-experts base their...