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“There is no magic fairy dust protecting Macs" – Dai Zovi, author of “The Mac Hacker’s Handbook"

"The psychology of malware warnings"

January 8th 2014 in Uncategorized

A fascinating read:
http://www.lightbluetouchpaper.org/2014/01/03/reading-this-may-harm-your-computer/ 


Direct link to report:
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2374379 


 


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