"...better to use a lock screen than to worry about saving a few seconds of time": Effect of Fear Appeal in the Context of Smartphone Locking Behavior

@inproceedings{Albayram2017betterTU,
  title={"...better to use a lock screen than to worry about saving a few seconds of time": Effect of Fear Appeal in the Context of Smartphone Locking Behavior},
  author={Yusuf Albayram and Mohammad Maifi Hasan Khan and Theodore Jensen and Nhan Nguyen},
  booktitle={SOUPS},
  year={2017}
}
Using a secure screen lock mechanism is important to prevent unauthorized access and compromise of valuable data stored on smartphones. However, many users still choose not to use any such mechanism and often state inconvenience as the main reason. In this paper, we argue that lack of risk awareness plays an important role behind many users’ insecure behavior rather than inconvenience, which can be addressed by communicating risks more effectively. To test this hypothesis, we designed an… CONTINUE READING
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