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Harvard and UC Berkeley research on why phishing works

Created: 02 Aug 2006 • Updated: 18 Dec 2012
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In April of this year faculty from Harvard and UC Berkeley released a research paper titled "Why Phishing Works." The researchers showed panelists a series of pages from Web sites that would be considered likely phishing targets. Some of these pages were the real thing from the actual sites, and some of them were fraud sites taken from actual recent phishing attacks.