Anti-Phishing Phil

Here’s an interesting idea:

Anti-Phishing Phil is an interactive game that teaches users how to identify phishing URLs, where to look for cues in web browsers, and how to use search engines to find legitimate sites.

Our user studies have found that user education can help prevent people from falling for phishing attacks. However, it is hard to get users to read security tutorials, and many of the available online training materials make users aware of the phishing threat but do not provide them with enough information to protect themselves. Our studies demonstrate that Anti-Phishing Phil is an effective approach to user education.

Basically, if you learn about a somewhat abstract concept in a game, it sticks in your memory better.  Spread this around, especially to newbies…


One Response to “Anti-Phishing Phil”

  1. Wade Murrietta Says:

    I hate the phishing emails they appear to get more desperate by the day I recieve two or three on a daily basis and submit them to phishtrackers a site I stumbled upon that allows you to submit them anonymously.

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