40% of Facebook Users Click on Phishy Links. Do You? (Naked Security)


A new study has found that up to 56% of email recipients and about 40% of Facebook users clicked on a link from an unknown sender that could have been crawling with malware, for all they knew.

Because curiosity. Because, specifically and click-baitishly, “photos from a New Year’s Eve party?! Bring it on!!”

The initial results of the study, which comes from the Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, and which was led by FAU Computer Science Department Chair Dr. Zinaida Benenson, were released at the Black Hat conference last month.