Effects of User-Awareness on the Detection of Phishing Emails: A Case Study
Mohammed I. Alwanain

Dr. Mohammed I. Alwanain, Department of Computer Science, Majmaah University, Majmaah Saudi Arabia.
Manuscript received on 05 February 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 13 February 2019 | Manuscript published on 28 February 2019 | PP: 480-484 | Volume-8 Issue-4, February 2019 | Retrieval Number: D2776028419/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: In recent years, most of our daily services have been increasingly linked to the Internet, such as online banking and online shopping, thereby making our lives more comfortable and manageable, wherever we may be and at any time of day. However, this ubiquity of service also carries a critical security threat, which can cost Internet users dearly. Therefore, improving Internet users’ security awareness is a matter of high importance, especially in light of the significant growth of online services. This paper investigates the effects of security awareness and phishing knowledge on users’ ability to detect phishing emails and websites. In this approach, two experiments were conducted to evaluate the effects of security awareness. The results of these experiments revealed that phishing awareness has a significant positive effect on users’ ability to distinguish phishing emails and websites, thereby avoiding attacks.
Keyword: Anti-Phishing Countermeasures, Online Fraud, E-Commerce Security, Online Banking Security, Evaluation Experiments.
Scope of the Article: Context Awareness and Personalization, Autonomic and Trusted Computing