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Google study finds users ignore Chrome security warnings

Google study finds users ignore Chrome security warnings: You’re surfing the ‘net when Chrome decides not to bring you the web site of your choice, but instead a page warning that the site you’d hoped to visit might be bogus or contain malware. A new study by Google has found that over 70 per cent of people ignore some such warnings.

The study, Alice in Warningland: A Large-Scale Field Study of Browser Security Warning Effectiveness ((PDF) collected “25,405,944 warning impressions in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox in May and June 2013” and found that plenty were ignored.

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