[LINK] Security efforts hindered by untrained users
kim.holburn at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 03:03:13 EST 2008
On 2008/Jan/30, at 12:57 PM, Brendan Scott wrote:
> Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>> Security efforts hindered by untrained users
>> By Shamus McGillicuddy, News Writer
>> 29 Jan 2008
>> "Certainly end users are a big hole for most people, because end
>> are not going to be your most technically competent people," said
>> Chen, a senior analyst at Boston-based Yankee Group Research Inc.
>> "And a
>> lot of attacks today rely on the gullibility of users to click on
>> a link."
> Surely this could be effectively combated by having a pop up ask
> "Are you sure?" each time someone clicks a link?
For real security you need a follow-up pop-up to ask "Are you really
sure?" and then an "Are you really really sure?" just to be sure, to
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