96.66% Fell For Phishing

Kiplinger has a great story on phishing and security. The bottom line: while progress has been made there’s still a long way to go. Here was a very concerning piece:

When researchers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology studied the anti-fraud image system used by Bank of America, they found that 58 out of 60 users still logged on to a phony Web site that did not display the images that the users had selected.

I doubt any anti-phishing protection was enabled on those browsers. Not sure if it would have helped or not. Regardless it’s still a concern. Users didn’t pay attention to the images they selected. I guess it’s human nature to ignore things we don’t think are important.

[Hat tip: The Consumerist]

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One Response to “96.66% Fell For Phishing”

  1. Justin Mason says:

    Wow, that’s awful. WE’RE DOOMED 😉

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