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152 Simple Steps to Stay Safe Online: Security Advice for Non-Tech-Savvy Users

IEEE Security and Privacy (2017)


Users often don’t follow expert advice for staying secure online, but the reasons for users’ noncompliance are only partly understood. More than 200 security experts were asked for the top three pieces of advice they would give non-tech-savvy users. The results suggest that, although individual experts give thoughtful, reasonable answers, the expert community as a whole lacks consensus.

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