Effectiveness of security by admonition: a case study of security warnings in a web browser setting

Seifert, Christian, Welch, Ian and Komisarczuk, Peter (2006) Effectiveness of security by admonition: a case study of security warnings in a web browser setting. (In)secure Magazine, 9. pp. 9-16.

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Abstract

Security warnings seem to be a predominant way to bridge the gap of providing rich, but potentially insecure, functionality and providing security. In this study, we investigate the effectiveness of so-called security by admonition. We present users with a web-based survey that requests the installation of a potentially insecure ActiveX component. We show that the security warning deters users from fulfilling the insecure installation request, but is ineffective in preventing it.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Computing
Depositing User: Vani Aul
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2014 15:21
Last Modified: 18 May 2017 09:46
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/755

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