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Dr. Cormac Herley spends most of his time thinking about why and how computer users reject security advice (from both fellow humans and software security warning prompts). Recently, his paper, "So Long, and No Thanks for the Externalities: the Rational Rejection of Security Advice by Users," received a fair amount of attention from the general media (Boston Globe, Tech Republic, NPR, etc). The paper also prompted our favorite software renegade, Dr. Erik Meijer, to send me an email, simply asking that I "please set up an E2E with Cormac Herley." I did just that and the following conversation is what happened...
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