Don't take candy from strangers
by brian d foy
Related link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3639679.stm
I ran across this story in The Week that was on the top of my reading stack today.
Researchers asked if people on the streets of London if they would reveal their login passwords in exchange for confectionary.
I did not find what they actually offered, or even if they offered an actual cholocate bar. I do not know about anyone else, but I would hold out for something better than Cadbury.
What you take in exchange for your password?
how many passwords do YOU want for a piece of chocolate?
I can easily think up enough passwords to get all their chocolate.
I can even give them a real password and then change it before they can use it.
I would give them one of my obscure passwords and not tell them what it was for, or my login name. Here's one: jB3pQ7wA9. Gimme my chocolate!
I would lie for chocolate
I get chocolate, they get an invalid response on their survey.