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Creating Better Malware Warnings Through Psychology

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  • Re:Hmmm ... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by vux984 (928602) on Tuesday January 07, 2014 @03:09PM (#45890285)

    The NSA would use a major signing authority so as to avoid any warnings. And it would say it was signed by whoever they wanted it to say it was signed by because... NSA.

    You are actually better off using your own PKI all the way up and adding your own root certs etc to your browsers if you are concerned about the NSA.

    This isn't actually bad advice in general.

  • Re:Waste of Time (Score:4, Interesting)

    by geminidomino (614729) on Tuesday January 07, 2014 @04:29PM (#45891241) Journal

    Right, but the point of the article is to do so on sites that ARE bad and WILL drive-by software that will try to log your keystrokes, steal your passwords and account numbers, and use your computer to send out spam (concrete threats), and not "this could be something scary and microsoft doesn't approve" because you have a GUI IP scanner installed.

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