Do Security Toolbars Actually Prevent Phishing Attacks?
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Overview: This paper published by Association for Computing Machinery describes about the Security toolbars in a web browser that shows security-related information about a website to help users detect phishing attacks. The authors conducted two user studies of three security toolbars and other browser security indicators and found them all ineffective at preventing phishing attacks. The authors found that many subjects do not understand phishing attacks or realize how sophisticated such attacks can be.