The Weak Link in the Password Chain

According to this Wired.com article, for all the time and money spent on keeping data secure, the problem area is not technology, it’s us:

“The lectures clearly aren’t working and that, behavioral economists say, is because we already know how we should protect ourselves online, we just choose not to do so. Hardening your internet identity, whether through new passwords, a backup regimen, or other means, costs time and energy in the present, and pays dividends only in some far-off hypothetical future. Humans are already hard-wired to prefer small near-term pleasures over big long-term benefits; throw in the possibility you might not ever actually need a strong password or a computer backup, and it’s no wonder people are so lax about security.”

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