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Cultural impact on Users’ Ability to protect themselves against Phishing websites


Ibrahim Mohammed Alseadoon, Rabie A. Ramadan and Ahmed Y. Khedr


Vol. 17  No. 11  pp. 1-5


Phishing websites are well designed to steal important and sensitive information from Internet users. Especially those users, who are not cautious in using the Internet, are more vulnerable to phishing websites. Mostly, phishing websites and emails are well designed to lure Internet users into believing their authenticity. Quantitative and experimental methods are used to collect and examine cultural factors which make users better protected against phishing websites. The results show that language, surfing duration, and security measures are significantly affecting users’ ability to protect themselves from phishing websites.


Phishing, behavior, scam, culture, impact, websites, emails, vulnerability.