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Odd security facts

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by tripwire45, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. tripwire45
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    The average cost of calling the help desk to reset a password.

    81%
    Percentage of PDA users who say they store "somewhat valuable" or "extremely valuable" data on their devices.

    29.5 million
    The number of spyware applications/applets on the Internet, of which 24 million are tracking cookies

    2 in 3
    Proportion of people who would tell a stranger their password in exchange for a chocolate bar. When asked, 37 percent revealed their password without an incentive

    From Information Security magazine
     
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  2. punkboy101
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    punkboy101 Back from the wilderness

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  3. flex22

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    As long as it isn't a snicker, coz I hate peanuts in chocolate 8)
     
  4. AJ

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    Idiots :evil:
     
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  5. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    i disagree with that last one, that survey was conducted in london and x ammount of people gave there password for chocolate
    I know i personally would of given a random string of gibberish and plucked the candy, im sure many others did also!
    :)
     
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  6. tripwire45
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    Hey, I just report 'em, I don't make 'em up. :wink:
     
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