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Improving computer security warnings

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Improving computer security warnings

Security dialogs warn users about security threats on their computers; however, people often ignore these important communications. We explored the links between warning dialog design and user understanding of, motivation to respond to, and actual response to computer security warnings. We measured these variables through a 695-participant online study that tested a set of four existing computer security warning dialogs and two redesigned versions of each of these warnings across low and high risk conditions. See "Improving Computer Security Dialogs" published at INTERACT 2011.