Comments on: Security awareness, security breaches, and the abuse of "stupid" http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/02/20/security-awareness-security-breaches-and-the-abuse-of-stupid/ News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7 By: Jaco Reinecke http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/02/20/security-awareness-security-breaches-and-the-abuse-of-stupid/#comment-663 Tue, 28 Feb 2012 10:53:29 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=11694#comment-663 Although the article does give one pause to re-think thoughts / conclusions one tends to jump to, I do feel that:
1) We cannot say we have failed to teach them to know better, for in my experiences, with me and my teenagers, one can lead a horse to water … one, at times, would love to go back to the candy or the stick as it was in the old days.
2) Ignorance cannot be held as an excuse either anymore, at least, we are very close to that point.
3) Ignorance can however be written off as a learning experience if one takes into consideration how many of the 800mil on FB has seen, heard, experienced, warned by friends and family, read articles and warnings, signed papers, electronically signed waivers , (as Bruce Epper mentioned above), about the risks involved in today’s electronic life, which comes back to lead a horse to water and entice it to drink or else … and we are not allowed to do that at all.

Bottom line, learn quickly or be prepared to accept that you where stupid and take what comes your way.

Ps. If you have done all you can, and you still got robbed, make sure you learn how it was done and factor it in next time. and then share it with the rest of us so we can learn.

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By: David Harley http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/02/20/security-awareness-security-breaches-and-the-abuse-of-stupid/#comment-662 Tue, 28 Feb 2012 06:11:39 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=11694#comment-662 Dorothy, you (or rather your friend) need to contact Facebook directly. See https://www.facebook.com/help/security/152767581463077.

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By: I need to talk to someone about fraud. Someone tapped into a friends facebook and was pretending to be her to obtain private financial information. http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/02/20/security-awareness-security-breaches-and-the-abuse-of-stupid/#comment-661 Mon, 27 Feb 2012 13:50:26 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=11694#comment-661 can someone please call me [numbers removed to protect the privacy of the commenter] Thanks

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By: Bruce Epper http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/02/20/security-awareness-security-breaches-and-the-abuse-of-stupid/#comment-660 Tue, 21 Feb 2012 18:22:26 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=11694#comment-660 Are these people really that naiive?  Really?  The vast majority of the stuff I have seen is not a matter of security awareness but of common sense.  And if they have ever watched a newscast, they would have been exposed to the fact that people love to exploit others.  Profitting from another's loss is what Wall Street is all about.  So are casinos.  And politics.  And there are constant reminders both online and off that whatever makes it on the web is there for everyone forever, no matter what your "share" settings are.  Someone will eventually compromise the site and what you thought was private is now public, possibly in a very big way.

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