Study:  Beware of women with chocolate

September 25 2009

A tech-security group called Infosecurity Europe found that 21% of London office workers would give their computer passwords to an attractive woman with a clipboard out on the street.

Sixty-one percent also provided their birthdates, and half said they used the same password for everything.

What price did participants demand for this critical security information? They got a chocolate bar for participating.

The survey, reported in the Wall Street Journal, noted that these results, while dismal from a security perspective, were an improvement over last year, when 64% percent of respondents provided the information on the same survey.