PowerPoint File: Literary Reviews
This week, I was tasked to present a power point presentation on the literary work I have reviewed this week. I have compiled a list of journals which will be presented to be my colleague and mentor. I will take the time to explain one of the journals I found interesting.
Journal Title: Protecting people from phishing: the design and evaluation of an embedded training email system
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This journal like all the journals I have reviewed and will be reviewed in the future focuses on the on the subject of phishing. It has to be noted that I have reviewed similar journal with similar information. Let the ones I have reviewed, this one provides the user with the significant knowledge to avoid phishing emails. What this journal does best is provided two different ways in which criminals can implement phishing attacks.
The two method the scholars used are 1) a plain text in an email with links, and 2) a comic email that teaches the user what to do when the link in the email is clicked.
In the first method, when the user clicks the link in the email containing text, the pop-up box appears which explains the difference in URL. I found this as a crucial concept for the internet user to know because if they can identify the difference in URL, it could be the first stage to preventing phishing.
The second method is similar to the first, but instead of text, it shows comic. The trick is its legitimacy. The comic is to show the user what to do on the site when they get there.
The result of the research was incredible. Two separate group where tested the two methods. The majority of the participants who were tested on the comic method recognized the illustration to be Phish. It was not the same for the text version. Most of them clicked the link in the email before second guessing its legitimacy. Some even tried to find external sources to verify the legitimacy of the email.