Abstract: Due of an upward trend in browsing habits and time spent online, the number of phishing attacks on online users has spiked. Phishers use fake websites, phone calls, emails, and text messages in phishing attacks to deceive people into passing up their personal information or sensitive data, downloading malware, or making themselves or the organization they work for vulnerable to cybercrime. This paper looks at how a person's online spending habits and the amount of time they spend browsing the internet affect their awareness of phishing. By looking at the relationship between the amounts of time they spend on the web, their online browsing habits, and how they are aware of phishing attacks, the research also intends to raise cybersecurity awareness and reduce the risks of phishing attacks. The research findings demonstrate that individuals with longer online spending hours tend to have a higher susceptibility to phishing attacks, often falling victim to deceptive tactics employed by phishers. Conversely, those who exhibit more responsible online spending habits and depict security-conscious behaviours are better equipped to detect and thwart phishing attempts effectively. By shedding light on this relationship between online spending habits and security awareness, this study contributes to the collective efforts to enhance online safety and reduce the incidence of successful phishing attacks. The results presented in this paper offer valuable insights for individuals, organizations, and cybersecurity professionals seeking to bolster defences against phishing threats.

Keywords: Phishing Attacks; Security awareness; Online spending hours; Browsing habits; Phishers

Works Cited:

Dr. Sivaraju Kuraku and Dinesh Kalla, Fnu Samaah " Impact of phishing on users with different online browsing hours and spending habits ", IJARCCE International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer and Communication Engineering, vol. 12, no. 10, pp. 34-41, 2023. Crossref https://doi.org/10.17148/IJARCCE.2023.121005

PDF | DOI: 10.17148/IJARCCE.2023.121005

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