Study Links Phishing Vulnerabilities to Personality Traits
- Steve Ragan for Computerworld October 7th, 2013
- Source: http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=C250D0B0-B974-065D-723DFC4D12865229
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.