Alice in Warningland: A Large-Scale Field Study of Browser Security Warning Effectiveness

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We empirically assess whether browser security warnings are as ineffective as suggested by popular opinion and previous literature. We used Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome’s in-browser telemetry to observe over 25 million warning impressions in situ. During our field study, users continued through a tenth of Mozilla Firefox’s malware and phishing warnings… (More)

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@inproceedings{Akhawe2013AliceIW, title={Alice in Warningland: A Large-Scale Field Study of Browser Security Warning Effectiveness}, author={Devdatta Akhawe and Adrienne Porter Felt}, booktitle={USENIX Security Symposium}, year={2013} }