Reference : "I Personally Relate It to the Traffic Light": A User Study on Security & Privacy Ind...
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Security, Reliability and Trust
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/46937
"I Personally Relate It to the Traffic Light": A User Study on Security & Privacy Indicators in a Secure Email System Committed to Privacy by Default
English
Stojkovski, Borce mailto [University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > IRiSC]
Lenzini, Gabriele mailto [University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > IRiSC]
Koenig, Vincent mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences (DBCS)]
2021
Proceedings of the 36th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
Association for Computing Machinery
SAC '21
1235–1246
Yes
9781450381048
New York, NY, USA
36th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
from 22-03-2021 to 26-03-2021
Virtual Event, Republic of Korea
[en] secure email ; privacy engineering ; privacy indicators ; user studies ; usable security
[en] Improving the usability and adoption of secure (i.e. end-to-end encrypted) email systems has been a notorious challenge for over two decades. One of the open questions concerns the amount and format of information that should be communicated to users to inform them of the security and privacy properties with respect to different messages or correspondents. Contributing to the ongoing discussion on the usability and effectiveness of security and privacy indicators, particularly in the context of systems targeting non-expert users, this paper sheds light on users' evaluation of traffic light-inspired indicators, as a metaphor to represent different privacy states and guarantees, provided by a new system for email end-to-end encryption called p≡p. Using a mixed-methods approach, based on input gathered from 150 participants in three online studies, we highlight the pros and cons of the traffic light semantic in p≡p's context and beyond, and discuss the potential implications on the perceived security and use of such systems.
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/46937
10.1145/3412841.3441998
https://doi.org/10.1145/3412841.3441998
FnR ; FNR10621687 > Sjouke Mauw > SPsquared > Security And Privacy For System Protection > 01/01/2017 > 30/06/2023 > 2015

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