Office Workers Willing to Leak Passwords for Chocolate

Nearly half would reveal passwords to a caller claiming to be calling from their IT department.

A survey of office workers in England found that 71 percent were willing to disclose their password for a chocolate bar, according to organizers of the conference Infosecurity Europe 2004.

The survey also found 53 percent of users said they would not give their password to a telephone caller claiming to be calling from their IT department.

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