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Passwords Cracked By Chocolate

By TS | Thomas ยท 6 replies
Apr 27, 2004
  1. The survey was conducted by the organisers of Infosecurity Europe 2004, a security exhibition to be held in London next week. They offered 172 commuters at Liverpool Street Station a bar of chocolate if they would reveal their corporate password. Surprisingly, 37 percent immediately agreed, while another 34 percent were persuaded to give up their secret access codes when the interviewer commented that it was most likely to be the name of their pet or their child.

    Claire Sellick, event director for Infosecurity Europe 2004, said the results prove that employers are not educating their users about the importance of information security: "This comes down to poor training & procedures. Employers should make sure that their employees are aware of information security policies & that they are kept up-to-date," she said in a statement.

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  2. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Hmm... Wasn't there a survey about this last year too with about the same results?

    I seem to recall a bit of fuss about it last year, but then a bit later a new survey showed that it wasn't as bad as it first was made out to be... But I can't be bothered to search it up..

    But a good read anyways...
    Though how do you know if they really were telling the truth or if they just made up a pw...
  3. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    It'd take a case of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale to get my password. I'm easy, not cheap.
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8


    That story is the best!
  5. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,319

    Well, if it was Cadbury's choclate I'd be tempted, none of that Nestle crap :)
  6. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

  7. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 407

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