Trust factors of social engineering attacks on social networking services

Yuki Kano, Tatsuo Nakajima

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Abstract

Social engineering is a hacking technique that steals personal or confidential information by taking advantage of human psychological weaknesses. This paper investigates the trust factors of social engineering attacks on SNSs, by conducting an experiment with 35 participants using a pseudo-social-networking-service application facing a social engineering attack. The results indicate that factors such as the profile details of the attacker and the content of the post do not affect trust, and only a presentation of a negative response to the post affects trust.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLifeTech 2021 - 2021 IEEE 3rd Global Conference on Life Sciences and Technologies
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages25-28
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781665418751
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Mar 9
Event3rd IEEE Global Conference on Life Sciences and Technologies, LifeTech 2021 - Nara, Japan
Duration: 2021 Mar 92021 Mar 11

Publication series

NameLifeTech 2021 - 2021 IEEE 3rd Global Conference on Life Sciences and Technologies

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE Global Conference on Life Sciences and Technologies, LifeTech 2021
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityNara
Period21/3/921/3/11

Keywords

  • Social engineering
  • Social networking service
  • Trust
  • Twitter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health(social science)
  • Biochemistry
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications

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