BoingBoing reader Joe Buck was among a number of hardened cynics who wrote in to say, "If a person on the street offers me a chocolate bar in exchange for my password, and it's a good chocolate bar, I'll happily tell him or her a password... except that it will be fake." Man, the next time some internet security journalist approaches me clutching a wad of Godiva, I sure as hell know what I'm gonna say!
Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: email@example.com.