A Short Study on Security Indicator Interfaces

Published as Working-group on Applied Security & Privacy Technical Report UCSC-WASP-15-04.


This technical report documents findings from a preliminary study on how users react to security indicators from a trusted hardware output channel. We recorded how a mixture of test messages affected users' interactions with a simulated web form asking for account credentials. In this report we present the data and draw some conclusions on how this experiment informs trusted platform interface design, and specifically report findings relevant to the interface from our Lockbox project.

Publication date:
November 2015

D J Capelis

User Controlled Trusted Systems

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Bibtex entry

  author       = {D J Capelis},
  title        = {A Short Study on Security Indicator Interfaces},
  institution  = {University of California, Santa Cruz},
  number       = {UCSC-WASP-15-04},
  month        = nov,
  year         = {2015},
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