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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
ABSTRACT
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.
INDEX TERMS
security, usability, GUI design, Secure Systems
CITATION
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
REFERENCES
1. S.W. Smith, "Probing End-User IT Security Practices—via Homework," The Educause Quarterly, vol. 27, no. 4, 2004, pp. 68–71.
2. S.W. Smith and J. Marchesini, The Craft of System Security, Addison-Wesley, 2007.
3. K-P. Yee, "User Interaction Design for Secure Systems," Proc. 4th Int'l Conf. Information and Comm. Security, LNCS 2513, Springer-Verlag, 2002, pp. 278–290.
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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