Security Risks and Human Nature
Posted Apr 7, 2006 19:19 UTC (Fri) by smoogen
In reply to: .desktop files and security
Parent article: .desktop files and security
In the end, there are always trade-offs between security and usability... and trying to figure out where you havent just loaded your double barrel shotgun and aimed it at your crotch can be a lot harder for people because humans have myopic vision of wanting to get stuff done.
Humans also have horrible risk assessment skills. Many of us verge on climbing into the hole and welding it shut, and an equal many do not see the risks until after they have 'survived and gotten stronger, or didnt survive and doesnt matter'.
Trying to figure out the middle ground is the hard problem that we have to realize that people on both sides arent going to be happy with.
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