Sunday, August 29, 2010

Users are still idiots, cough up personal data despite warnings

Study after study has shown that users are the weak link when it comes to security.

But the study does show that it's pretty easy to manipulate users into being more or less likely to divulge personal information, and that users can be fooled by cues that are the exact opposite of those recognized by an independent observer. Which is precisely the reason that maintaining high security standards can be so difficult.