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Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander University in Germany conducted a study that sent out 1700 emails that simulated a phishing scam, and made an unfortunate discovery: Around half of the participants, even ones that claimed to be aware of such security risks, clicked on the links.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander University in Germany conducted a study that sent out 1700 emails that simulated a phishing scam, and made an unfortunate discovery: Around half of the participants, even ones that claimed to be aware of such security risks, clicked on the links.