Stop users before they click on risky web sites

Tuesday, 19 June 2007, 7:27 PM EST

You may need to wait a minute for another sucker to be born, but you can find one anytime you want online.

In a recent MIT-Harvard study to determine online gullibility, 36 percent of test subjects logged in to their online bank accounts despite being presented with a strong warning page saying that their bank site's security certificate was not valid. Not one person noticed when HTTPS, the secure form of HTTP, was stripped away--they offered up their passwords anyway.

At PC World.

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