Phishing with Rachna Dhamija

Federico Biancuzzi interviews Rachna Dhamija, co author of the paper "Why Phishing Works" and creator of Dynamic Security Skins. They discuss the human factor, how easy it is to recreate a credible browser window made with images, some new anti phishing features included in the upcoming version of some popular browsers, and the power of letting a user personalize his interface.

" a security usability class I taught this semester at Harvard, we conducted a usability study that shows that simply showing a user's history information (for example, 'you've been to this website many times' or 'you've never submitted this form before') can significantly increase a user's ability to detect a spoofed website and reduce their vulnerability to phishing attacks." Phishing with Rachna Dhamija

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 19th June 2006 11:53PM