Let’s punish phishing victims… er, you want to do what?!

Let’s punish phishing victims… er, you want to do what?!

Reading Time: 7 minutes There is a big, hairy elephant in the room when it comes to phishing: Many organisations believe that it’s okay, or right, or that they have no choice other than to punish people who repeatedly fail phishing simulations. Are they right? Before...

The Definitive Fraud Encyclopedia

Reading Time: 1 minuteThis unique guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to commit fraud. From buying the correct hardware and software, to spoofing the personal details of your victims, to actually using stolen cards effectively. Originally published by an...

NoPhish App Evaluation: Lab and Retention Study

Reading Time: 1 minutePhishing is a prevalent issue of today’s Internet. Previous approaches to counter phishing do not draw on a crucial factor to combat the threat – the users themselves. We believe user education about the dangers of the Internet is a further...

F for Fake: Four Studies on How We Fall for Phish

Reading Time: 1 minuteThis paper reports findings from a multi-method set of four studies that investigate why we continue to fall for phish. Current security advice suggests poor spelling and grammar in emails can be signs of phish. But a content analysis of a...

Teaching Johnny Not to Fall for Phish

Reading Time: 1 minuteResearch focusing on educating users about phishing and identifying phishing emails, as opposed to using technology for prevention and detection. The research identified multiple problems, namely: that people were not motivated to learn about...

Phishing: can we spot the signs?

Reading Time: 1 minuteDr Steven Furnell at Plymouth University has conducted research, which looks at why some computer users still can’t tell the difference between an official email and a phishing scam. Steven Furnell looks at the increasing sophistication of...

Phishing: can we spot the signs?

Reading Time: 1 minuteDr Steven Furnell at Plymouth University has conducted research, which looks at why some computer users still can’t tell the difference between an official email and a phishing scam. Steven Furnell looks at the increasing sophistication of...