Susceptibility to URL-based Internet Attacks: Facebook vs. Email

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Details zur Publikation

Autorinnen und Autoren: Benenson Z, Hintz N, Girard A, Luder A
Titel Sammelwerk: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication Workshops, PERCOM WORKSHOPS 2014
Verlag: IEEE Computer Society
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2014
Tagungsband: 6th IEEE International Workshop on SEcurity and SOCial Networking
Seitenbereich: 1-8


Abstract

The usage of social networking sites has been steadily increasing in the last decade. Communication via social networks has replaced email as the traditional means of electronic communication in many contexts. Accordingly, many types of Internet fraud also spread to social networks. In this work, we make the first to our knowledge direct comparison of users' susceptibility to attacks that involve clicking on dangerous links in Facebook messages versus in emails. We conducted a between-subjects quasi-experiment with 398 users where the users received links from strangers in a Facebook message or via email. We observed the respective clicking behavior and investigated users' attitudes to URL-based attacks by means of a post-experimental survey. Our results show that the communication medium (Facebook vs. email) leads to significant differences in attack susceptibility. Quite surprisingly, the success rate of email-based attacks is significantly higher. © 2014 IEEE.


FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Benenson, Zinaida Dr.
Hintz, Nadina
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 1 (IT-Sicherheitsinfrastrukturen)
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 1 (IT-Sicherheitsinfrastrukturen)


Zitierweisen

APA:
Benenson, Z., Hintz, N., Girard, A., & Luder, A. (2014). Susceptibility to URL-based Internet Attacks: Facebook vs. Email. In 6th IEEE International Workshop on SEcurity and SOCial Networking (pp. 1-8). Budapest, Hungary, HU: IEEE Computer Society.

MLA:
Benenson, Zinaida, et al. "Susceptibility to URL-based Internet Attacks: Facebook vs. Email." Proceedings of the SESOC'14, Budapest, Hungary IEEE Computer Society, 2014. 1-8.

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