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IDG Contributor Network: People know they shouldn’t click on links but do it anyway

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    Blatant nosiness is the reason why email users click on the links embedded within electronic messages, according to university researchers.

    This new evidence, discovered in a study, throws into question the basic premise behind phishing. That presumption is that when an iffy email looks like it comes from a legitimate organization, but contains a link to a bogus website where financial details are guzzled by bad guys, that gullible people are being bamboozled by the apparent legitimacy of the email.

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