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Table 5 User-specific properties and their impact on susceptibility to phishing attacks

From: Don’t click: towards an effective anti-phishing training. A comparative literature review

Parameter Has impact No impact
Age [30, 52, 59, 65, 75, 98] [21, 48, 99]
Gender [30, 52, 56, 59, 78, 100, 105, 107] [21, 25, 48, 54, 65, 66, 99]
Technicality [59, 65, 66, 70, 88, 93, 100, 125] [81, 82]
Extrovert personality [125]
Known sender address [72, 131]
High use of online activities [72] [49]
Email experience [80, 83,84,85]
Submissiveness [73, 83]
Awareness level [48, 70, 74, 77, 80, 84, 86, 107] [66]
Conscientiousness [90, 107, 125, 131]
Attention control/impulsivity [72, 84, 104, 127]
Trust in technological solutions [74, 101]
Risk awareness [70, 72, 89, 90, 94, 97, 100, 112]
Confidence [74, 86, 90]
Willingness [86, 100, 105, 106, 115]
Commitment level [73]
Distrust/fear/anxiety [106] [113]
  1. Statements in the remarks column are our interpretation of the documented impact/no impact situations