Nobody has mentioned this yet, but the number of organ donors will plummet when the supply of auto accident victims dries up, though I’m sure all of us would accept that trade-off.
For the purpose of improving user security on a website / web application, would it be ethical to prevent users from selecting a password which is the same as that used to log in to their email address?
Q: How would a web developer/programmer know that the user had reused their email password?
A: Have a bot/script try to log in to the user’s email (they just gave you their address as well to sign up…) using the password they want to use on your website. If such a login is successful then discard the result and warn the user, preventing them from reusing the password. (And that’s why this is a non-trivial question of ethics.)
Douglas Rushkoff says digital literacy is not a priority in our schools, impeding kids’ understanding of the digital world and crippling U.S. competitiveness.
Computer Science is not just a STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — subject, but a liberal art as well. Being able to think critically about digital media environments means being able to think critically about our world.
Does the increasingly digital nature of transactions affect popular tolerance of inflation and popular demand of cash denominations?
You have a secret that can ruin your life. It’s not a well-kept secret, either. Just a simple string of characters that can reveal everything about you.
The most secure system isn’t any good if it’s a total pain to access. Requiring you to remember a 256-character hexadecimal password might keep your data safe, but you’re no more likely to get into your account than anyone else.
When security by plebeian obscurity is insufficient, what do you do?