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Improving Security Awareness about Smishing through Experiment on the Optimistic Bias on Risk Perception
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Improving Security Awareness about Smishing through Experiment on the Optimistic Bias on Risk Perception
Kang, Ji Won; Lee, Ae Ri; Kim, Beomsoo;
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Recently, various risks of smartphone hacking are emerging. Smishing crime techniques become more cunning and its damage has been increasing, thereby requiring effective ways of preventing and coping with smishing. Especially, it is emphasized the need for smartphone users` security awareness and training besides technological approach. This study investigates the effective method for providing news messages in order to improve the perception of risk from smishing. This research empirically examines that the degree of optimistic bias on risk perception can vary depending on news frame, topic type, and involvement regarding smishing. Based on the findings, it identifies the factors influencing risk perception and verifies effective ways of promoting individual security awareness on smishing. The results of this study provide implications that assist in educating, campaigning and promoting information security awareness for smart device users.
Smishing;Optimistic bias on risk perception;News frame;Involvement;Topic type;
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