[ILUG] Irish Times Article Attacking GPL
Breathnach, Proinnsias (Dublin)
breatpro at exchange.ie.ml.com
Fri Mar 22 09:59:07 GMT 2002
> -----Thou mentioned-----
> > It reminded me of the little fluff piece this morning about computer
> > security on Morning Ireland which expounded on the horrors that the lack
> > of "e-security" holds for you, and tried to tell me that credit card
> > theft is 12 times more likely online, which I'm not convinced about in
> > the least.
> Er, didn't VISA release their information last year, which showed that
> you were over ten times less likely to get ripped off on the net, than
> down at your local cinema etc. ? They could have found this article, and
> just confused the numbers.
> No point in ascribing to malice that which can be explained by stupidity.
That's maybe true for the papers ... but 12 - 15 times was the quote on this
mornings' news on RTE !
IIRC the VISA study showed that people were 10 times more likely to be
_careless_ with their CC numbers online, giving it out to all and sundry,
unlike in real-life where we get anxious when the clerk goes to the other
end of the counter to validate it !
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