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IDG Contributor Network: Users fail to identify phishing attacks, study says

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    Computer users don't spend enough time looking for phishing indicators, says a new study based on tracking eye movement and brain activity.

    Users fail "at detecting phishing attacks even when they are mentally engaged in the task and subconsciously processing real sites differently from fake sites," Nitesh Saxena, one of the University of Alabama at Birmingham scientists involved in the study, said in an article on the university's website.

    The scientists want to find a way to track subconscious detection of phishing and get users to recognize attacks consciously.

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