Almost a fifth of students and staff at Wageningen UR provide their login details without a murmur when asked to do so by a stranger, it appears from a new test carried out by the IT department.
When emails were sent to 5000 WUR students and staff, 17 percent fell for the trap, only 6 percent less than in a similar test in April. Security manager Raoul Vernède concludes from this that the information campaign in the past few months has only had a limited effect. A number of repeat offenders even supplied the requested details twice, even though the email was identical. Vernède is convinced that Wageningen UR needs more powerful security systems to combat cybercrime.