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  • Phishing attacks are designed to exploit how the brain works says Google and MIT



    Working within IT for years now, I have always had the suspicion that there are certain types of people who will just fall for phishing attacks because of what kind of person they are and how their personality is.




     




    According to this article MIT says that Phishing works because:




     




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    “We are all susceptible to phishing because phishing tricks the way our brain makes decisions,” Daniela Oliveira, an associate professor at the University of Florida, said on August 7 at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas.




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    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/6...ck-our-brains/




     




    The article goes a little deeper than just saying something like gullible people or Apple users just fall for Phishing more often. As "stress hormone, increases vigilance and makes detecting a deception more likely." Also, emotions of sympathy can also be used to trick people to replying.




     




    Given Google is involved I'm not fully not convinced that this piece was published to promote some Google thing being sold like their USB key, and IMHO YubiKey or anyone else is much more trustworthy than Google's stuff.




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