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It is not about the design – it is about the content! Making warnings more efficient by communicating risks appropriately

Kauer, Michaela ; Pfeiffer, Thomas ; Volkamer, Melanie ; Theuerling, Heike ; Bruder, Ralph
eds.: Suri, Neeraj ; Waidner, Michael (2012)
It is not about the design – it is about the content! Making warnings more efficient by communicating risks appropriately.
Sicherheit 2012. Sicherheit, Schutz und Zuverlässigkeit . Beiträge der 6. Jahrestagung des Fachbereichs Sicherheit der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI). Darmstadt, Germany (7. - 9. März 2012)
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Abstract

Most studies in usable security research aim at a quantification of persons, who – depending on the subject – fall for phishing, pass on their password, download malicious software and so on. In contrast, little research is done to identify the reasons for such insecure behavior. Within this paper, the result of a laboratory study is presented in which participants were confronted with different certificate warnings. Those warnings were presented when the participants tried to access different websites with different criticality (online banking, online shopping, social networks and information sites). Besides quantitative analyses of participants who were willing to use a websites despite the warning, the main focus of this work is to identify reasons for their decision. As a result of our study those risks are identified which were unacceptable for most participants to take and thereby might help to prevent unsecure usage behavior in the web by rewording warnings according to the perceived risks.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2012
Editors: Suri, Neeraj ; Waidner, Michael
Creators: Kauer, Michaela ; Pfeiffer, Thomas ; Volkamer, Melanie ; Theuerling, Heike ; Bruder, Ralph
Type of entry: Bibliographie
Title: It is not about the design – it is about the content! Making warnings more efficient by communicating risks appropriately
Language: English
Date: March 2012
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Publisher: GI
Book Title: Sicherheit
Series: LNI
Series Volume: 195
Event Title: Sicherheit 2012. Sicherheit, Schutz und Zuverlässigkeit . Beiträge der 6. Jahrestagung des Fachbereichs Sicherheit der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI)
Event Location: Darmstadt, Germany
Event Dates: 7. - 9. März 2012
URL / URN: https://dl.gi.de/items/689340c4-df66-4642-8bff-fb92eebca86e
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Most studies in usable security research aim at a quantification of persons, who – depending on the subject – fall for phishing, pass on their password, download malicious software and so on. In contrast, little research is done to identify the reasons for such insecure behavior. Within this paper, the result of a laboratory study is presented in which participants were confronted with different certificate warnings. Those warnings were presented when the participants tried to access different websites with different criticality (online banking, online shopping, social networks and information sites). Besides quantitative analyses of participants who were willing to use a websites despite the warning, the main focus of this work is to identify reasons for their decision. As a result of our study those risks are identified which were unacceptable for most participants to take and thereby might help to prevent unsecure usage behavior in the web by rewording warnings according to the perceived risks.

Uncontrolled Keywords: Security, Usability and Society;Secure Data
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2012-0038, IADN: 1883
Divisions: 16 Department of Mechanical Engineering
16 Department of Mechanical Engineering > Ergonomics (IAD)
20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Theoretical Computer Science - Cryptography and Computer Algebra
20 Department of Computer Science > SECUSO - Security, Usability and Society
Profile Areas
Profile Areas > Cybersecurity (CYSEC)
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LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren
LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren > CASED – Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt
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