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Capturing Attention for Warnings about Insecure Password Fields - Systematic Development of a Passive Security Intervention

Kolb, Nina ; Bartsch, Steffen ; Volkamer, Melanie ; Vogt, Joachim :
Capturing Attention for Warnings about Insecure Password Fields - Systematic Development of a Passive Security Intervention.
Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Trust. HAS 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Springer, Cham
[ Konferenzveröffentlichung] , (2014)

Kurzbeschreibung (Abstract)

Eavesdropping on passwords sent over insecure connections still poses a significant threat to Web users. Current measures to warn about insecure connections in browsers are often overlooked or ignored. In this paper, we systematically design more effective security interventions to indicate insecure connections in combination with password requests. We focus on catching the attention of the user with the proposed security interventions. We comparatively evaluate the three developed interventions using eye-tracking and report how effective these options are in the context of three different website designs. We find that one of the options – red background of the password field – captures significantly more attention than the others, but is less linked to the underlying problem than the yellow warning triangle option. Thus, we recommend a combination of the two options.

Typ des Eintrags: Konferenzveröffentlichung
Erschienen: 2014
Autor(en): Kolb, Nina ; Bartsch, Steffen ; Volkamer, Melanie ; Vogt, Joachim
Titel: Capturing Attention for Warnings about Insecure Password Fields - Systematic Development of a Passive Security Intervention
Sprache: Englisch
Kurzbeschreibung (Abstract):

Eavesdropping on passwords sent over insecure connections still poses a significant threat to Web users. Current measures to warn about insecure connections in browsers are often overlooked or ignored. In this paper, we systematically design more effective security interventions to indicate insecure connections in combination with password requests. We focus on catching the attention of the user with the proposed security interventions. We comparatively evaluate the three developed interventions using eye-tracking and report how effective these options are in the context of three different website designs. We find that one of the options – red background of the password field – captures significantly more attention than the others, but is less linked to the underlying problem than the yellow warning triangle option. Thus, we recommend a combination of the two options.

Buchtitel: Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Trust. HAS 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Band: 8533
Verlag: Springer, Cham
Freie Schlagworte: Security, Usability and Society;Secure Data
Fachbereich(e)/-gebiet(e): LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren > CASED – Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt
20 Fachbereich Informatik > SECUSO - Security, Usability and Society
Profilbereiche > Cybersicherheit (CYSEC)
LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren
20 Fachbereich Informatik
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LOEWE
Veranstaltungsort: Heraklion, Greece
Hinterlegungsdatum: 28 Jul 2016 18:35
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07620-1_16
ID-Nummer: TUD-CS-2014-0006
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