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Issue No.03 - May/June (2008 vol.6)
pp: 71-74
Sergey Bratus , Dartmouth College
Chris Masone , Dartmouth College
Sean W. Smith , Dartmouth College
The current epidemic of poor trust decisions by users online is largely due to flaws in GUIs that train the users away from using real-world security intuitions. The authors propose a principle for GUI designers that will help them avoid such design mistakes.
security, usability, GUI design, Secure Systems
Sergey Bratus, Chris Masone, Sean W. Smith, "Why Do Street-Smart People Do Stupid Things Online?", IEEE Security & Privacy, vol.6, no. 3, pp. 71-74, May/June 2008, doi:10.1109/MSP.2008.79
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4. S. Garfinkel, Design Principles and Patterns for Computer Systems that Are Simultaneously Secure and Usable, PhD thesis, Dept. of Electrical Eng. and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005.
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