The effect of social influence on security sensitivity

Even though there has been an increased effort to increase security sensitivity amongst the population, most individuals ignore security advice. This paper found a few social influence processes – processes that influence the behaviours of individuals with words and...

The current state of phishing attacks

This article discusses phishing attacks. It introduces the anatomy of a phishing attack, considers why people fall for phishing attacks and estimates the damage of phishing attacks. The article also discusses common tecniques for preventing phishing....

A diary study of password usage in daily life

While past work has examined password usage on a specific computer, web site, or organization, there is little work examining overall password usage in daily life. Through a diary study, we examine all usage of passwords, and offer some new findings based on...