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Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 23:28:19 +0200
From: Per Thorsheim <>
Subject: Chocolate first, then ask for passwords

FINALLY a research paper instead of all those highly subjective little
experiments conducted by companies with products to sell about the
age-old "give a person a chocolate, and they will give up their
password" usually ending up in an article at least I find hard to put
any trust into.

Now remember, as the paper says, FIRST give chocolate, THEN ask for
their passwords. They feel more obligated to do it after a small gift,
such as chocolate.

I would really like to see more research like this, preferably from the
psychology side of research. CMU? Jeunese Payne? Angela Sasse? Any others?

Best regards,
Per Thorsheim
Founder of
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Phone: +47 90 99 92 59
Twitter: @thorsheim

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