for the love of chocolate

Your password for chocolate? April 19, 2008

Filed under: news — cacaobug @ 12:45 pm
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Another brick in the wall
Would you tell a stranger your password for a bar of chocolate? In a recent survey, 21% of passersby in a London subway station did just that—they told researchers their computer password in exchange for a bar of chocolate. The previous year it was a whopping 64% who gave up their passwords. What I’d like to know is just what kind of chocolate are they offering these people?

Thanks to Princesse Chocolat for posting the photo at right to flickr.

(Source: Scientific American’s News Bytes of the Week)


3 Responses to “Your password for chocolate?”

  1. Thinking logically, giving a total stranger my computer password sounds ludicrous. But given my passion for eating chocolate, this sounds totally understandable. The love of chocolate is a passion that sometimes overwhelms us, and we find ourselves doing things we wouldn’t ordinarily do.

  2. […] to Cacaobug for posting this story. Apparently, when the temptation of chocolate is present, network security goes out the window. […]

  3. Why not?! How would the stranger that asked you get at your computer?
    And for a bar of GOOD chocolate… well….

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