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Measuring trust in wi-fi hotspots


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Kindberg, T., O'Neill, E., Bevan, C., Kostakos, V., Stanton Fraser, D. and Jay, T., 2008. Measuring trust in wi-fi hotspots. In: CHI '08 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), pp. 173-182.

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Abstract

Pervasive systems provide services that are situated within specific contexts. An everyday example of this is Wi-Fi hotspots. Factors such as branding and presentation are known to affect whether users are prepared to invest trust in services, but little is known about trust in situated services. This paper describes an experiment to measure de facto trust in Wi-Fi hotspots in public places, as opposed to examining trust behaviour in a simulated lab setting. We investigated two hypotheses about the effect of location-specific images in the hotspot's pages on trust behaviours, compared to images of non-specific locations. We found a significant result which confirms that decisions to access an unfamiliar Wi-Fi hotspot can be affected by location-relevant images.

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Item Type Book Sections
CreatorsKindberg, T., O'Neill, E., Bevan, C., Kostakos, V., Stanton Fraser, D. and Jay, T.
DOI10.1145/1357054.1357084
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Psychology
Faculty of Science > Computer Science
StatusPublished
ID Code20337
Additional InformationSESSION: Trust and Security, April 5-10, 2008 Florence, Italy

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