Posts Tagged ‘usability over security.’

E-mail, social media passwords the same: who cares?

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Two blog posts in one day – that’s a first! 🙂

Interesting read at securityweek.com (OK, I first found it on slashdot).

The gist of it is that many users have the same password on social media sites and web-based public e-mail systems.

My first impression is …. so? Those are low-value assets, and users choose convenience over security because their (correctly) think that “well, if someone hacks any or all of these accounts, I really don’t care much about it.”

Just because we *can* make things secure doesn’t automatically imply that we *want* to make *everything* secure. Some things are basically sacrificial in nature.