re: How Companies Prey On Your Ignorance of Tech and Your Fear of Hackers VIEW POST


Very good article. In addition to shady companies preying on uninformed people, I think we also see legitimate companies using security as an excuse/catch-all. You can't paste passwords because security. End of discussion. All facts not provided by us are now irrelevant, because security.

Then there's HP that sent out a "security update" (I have no idea whether it really had security improvements or not) that made their printers no longer accept non-HP ink cartridges.

Loud shouting of "security" is often a sign of a hallow argument.


Security has become the digital equivalent of "won't someone think of the children!"


I use security as an excuse to not have to support old browsers.

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