According to this Security Pipeline
article, nearly three quarters of office workers in an impromptu man-on-the-street survey were willing to give up their passwords when offered the bribe of a chocolate bar. Heh. Heaven only knows what they'd fork over for venti latte with extra foam. Link
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!
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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