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Stupid Survey of the Day
This is a sexist piece of crap, right? I mean, I get the part about tricking people into giving up information to prove that they're not careful enough about security. But the chocolate bar stuff? Give me a break.
This is a sexist piece of crap, right? I mean, I get the part about tricking people into giving up information to prove that they're not careful enough about security. But the chocolate bar stuff? Give me a break.I mean, what exactly is the scenario here? Stranger comes up to you on the street and asks you for the password to your computer. Do they bother to ask where you work, or for any other detail that would make the information useful to them? Do they seem at all like someone who plans to use this information?
Or are you fully aware that they're on some b.s. mission to produce some bogus meaningless factoid that they can peddle to credulous, un-engaged media? In which case, hey, free chocolate, beer, whatever....
And--do we know, in fact, that the "passwords" people gave were, in fact, their real passwords, not just some string of letters and numbers they made up?
I tend not to like people enough to stop and talk to them on the street if I don't know them, so I probably wouldn't have done it. And our IT people here told us not to tell our passwords even to our spouses, which is good because none of our spouses care what our passwords are. So I wouldn't have participated.
But the story line here, "Chicks are so into chocolate they'd sell your Social Security number for it" just doesn't wash.