The impact of source characteristics on users' susceptibility to social engineering Victimization in social networks
Algarni, Abdullah Ayed M. (2016) The impact of source characteristics on users' susceptibility to social engineering Victimization in social networks. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
This research investigates the impact of attacker characteristics on users’ susceptibility to social engineering deception in social networks, particularly Facebook. The research starts with a qualitative exploratory study followed by a quantitative experimental study to identify the source characteristics that influence Facebook users to judge an attacker as credible. The results have shown that the perceived sincerity, competence, attraction, and worthiness of a source are significant predictors of susceptibility to social engineering victimization. The results have also explained which, and to which extent, source characteristics influence Facebook users to judge an attacker according to one of the source credibility dimensions.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (PhD)|
|Supervisor:||Xu, Yue, Chan, Taizan, & Tian, Glen|
|Keywords:||Information Security Management, Social Engineering, Impersonation, Source Credibility, Phishing, Deception, Trust, Persuasion, Social Networking Sites, Facebook|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||30 May 2016 01:19|
|Last Modified:||30 May 2016 01:19|
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