Insights into User Behavior in Dealing with Internet Attacks
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Date: 7 Feb 2012
Document Type: Briefing Papers
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Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2012
Internet attacks have a strong human aspect; however, the behavior of users when they face threats, and the way they evaluate the security implications of their actions remain largely unexplored. In this paper, we describe an experiment with 164 Internet users and discuss their behavior when confronted with prevalent attacks.