Have online users become trusting to the point of critical exposure?

On the internet, essentially everybody is exposed to anybody. That is, my mom is exposed to people whose goal is to take advantage of her in obvious ways or just politically. The problem is that we've never had the ability to connect 7 billion humans together, and have instantaneous communication. And we've never as humans, used that as an attack service for this. We have a natural tendency to trust people based on cues in their physical demeanor, etc. But we’re really just users. We're bad at this digital domain.

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On the internet, essentially everybody is exposed to anybody. That is, my mom is exposed to people whose goal is to take advantage of her in obvious ways or just politically. The problem is that we've never had the ability to connect 7 billion humans together, and have instantaneous communication. And we've never as humans, used that as an attack service for this. We have a natural tendency to trust people based on cues in their physical demeanor, etc. But we’re really just users. We're bad at this digital domain.
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Lately on Facebook I've seen a lot of posts in which somebody asks, “What was the name of your first dog?” Or, “What was your first car?” And people just type in all that info as if it's a fun game, but it's probably their password or one of their security questions. But that engagement has become human behavior. It points to the weakest link in the cycle. I bought Armorblox because I didn't think I could solve the problem of spoofing, or people clicking on gift cards when nobody should be sending them any. We want to be helpful and collaborative. We want to share information, but we're just too trusting in general.
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