Crying Wolf: Do Security Warnings Help?

Like the boy who cried wolf, have Internet security warnings lost their credibility? After studying the behavior of more than 400 Internet users, Carnegie Mellon University computer researchers concluded that because users encounter so many pop-up warnings in benign situations, they have become immune to the messages. Convinced that the warnings mean little, if anything at all, they leave themselves open to attack when they do click their way into dangerous territory. But psychologists and...Full Story
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