March 14, 2014

Phishing scams and the human brain

Scientists have found a significant increase in brain activity related to problem-solving and decision-making when we're trying to tell if a webpage is legitimate or not. it seems we're still pretty bad at spotting fake sites. Unsurprisingly, more impulsive personalities tend to apply less thinking to such tasks.  These are the findings of a study by a mixed group of computer scientists and psychologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

UAB in the News

 
 
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