Study Links Phishing Vulnerabilities to Personality Traits

A new report from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University has linked susceptibility to phishing scams to personality traits, noting that women may be more vulnerable to men.

In a paper published by the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), three researchers sampled 100 students from an undergrad psychology class, most of them science or engineering majors. The undergrads were given a questionnaire asking about their online habits and beliefs, including details on the type of information, as well as the volume of said information, shared on Facebook.

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