Should computer users be required to demonstrate a basic understanding of internet safety and responsibility before logging on? That’s the controversial question pondered in an opinion piece by PC World’s Robert X. Cringely. “As we become more dependent on the net for everything—education, the economy, social interaction—the ability to safely navigate becomes vital, in part because scammers will exploit it even more,” Cringely writes. “The biggest problem on the net today isn't insecure software or cyber thieves; it's stupidity. … Users are always the weakest link.” His solution: Develop an interactive quiz that comes up on screen when a new...

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