Teaming up to fight phishing

August 6, 2018
Video: Alisson Clark and Lyon Duong. Story: Cindy Spence
photographer: Lyon Duong/UF Photography
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

When you think of senior citizens and email scams, you might think of Grandma and a Nigerian prince. However, there's far more at stake when adults over 65 fall for phishing emails — just ask John Podesta. At the University of Florida, a professor who specializes in cybersecurity reached out to a psychology professor who studies aging, launching a partnership to find out what makes seniors more susceptible to email scams, and how to help.

Teaming up to fight phishing

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