So apparently there was a ton of user shaming with regard to security at Defcon this year. That’s been very not cool in the infosec space for a while now and I’m sad to see it making a comeback. It’s bad enough the president of the United States does it, and then compounds the problem by amplifying it to his millions of followers on Twitter, but at least we can confidently say he’s a rank amateur and doesn’t know when or how to keep his mouth shut. For everyone else, it’s not helpful. Don’t do it when it comes to security, and don’t do it when it comes to accessibility either. Actually, just don’t do it if your goal is to convince users to make decisions that are in their best interest.


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