金沙城中心娱乐网站:Cute graphics add credibility to fake websites

2019-03-02 10:14:00

MOST of us are suckers for a cute image, a failing that the fraudsters behind “phishing” websites are exploiting to trick us into revealing passwords, bank details and credit card numbers. In a phishing attack, an email purporting to come from an online bank or payment service lures a user to an authentic looking website. To analyse what makes these websites appear credible, Rachna Dhamija and colleagues at Harvard University showed volunteer surfers 20 websites, some of which were bogus. They found that the site that fooled most users was one containing a cute animated bear. Indeed,