A Survey of Awareness, Knowledge and Perception of Online Spam

Farida RIDZUAN, Vidyasagar POTDAR, Wendy HUI

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Abstract

Online spam does not only create nuisance for the Internet users, they could also lead to further and bigger problems such as hacking, phishing, etc. It is well known that online spam are currently handled using detection and prevention methods. Despite the effectiveness of these methods in reducing the proliferation of online spam, it is also known that spammers will continue to find ways to promote spam. They deceive users who may lack awareness and knowledge about this crime. Therefore, it is important to investigate Internet users' awareness of online spam, how much knowledge they actually have about online spam, and their perception of online spam. This paper provides a descriptive analysis of public awareness, knowledge and perception drawn out from a web based survey involving 368 Internet users. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first such survey that has ever been conducted to highlight these issues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 7th International Conference on Computing and Convergence Technology (ICCCT)
PublisherIEEE
Pages1106-1110
ISBN (Electronic)9788994364223, 9788994364261
ISBN (Print)9781467308946
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventThe 7th International Conference on Computing and Convergence Technology - South Korea, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 3 Dec 20125 Dec 2012

Conference

ConferenceThe 7th International Conference on Computing and Convergence Technology
Abbreviated titleICCCT
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period3/12/125/12/12

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    RIDZUAN, F., POTDAR, V., & HUI, W. (2012). A Survey of Awareness, Knowledge and Perception of Online Spam. In 2012 7th International Conference on Computing and Convergence Technology (ICCCT) (pp. 1106-1110). IEEE.