Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Play Anti-Phishing Phil

Pic: A screen shot of the game. (Credit: Image courtesy of Carnegie Mellon University)

Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists have developed an interactive, online game featuring a little fish named Phil that can teach people how to better recognize and avoid email "phishing" and other Internet scams.
Researchers gave people pre and post tests after a 15 minute game session, and determined people learned more from the game than they did spending the time reading about, or taking other tutorials about the subject.

More information about Anti-Phishing Phil is at: http://cups.cs.cmu.edu/antiphishing_phil/

Or, go here to play the game. (They are also offering a raffle for a $100 amazon.com gift card for participants who leave an email, and participate in a post test 1 week later.)

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