Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Feb 2010 12:29 UTC
Editorial Recently, a story about people mistaking a news story for the Facebook login page has received considerable media attention. It's currently being seen by many as justification for the recent trend in locking people out of their computers for their own protection - but anyone with even basic mathematical skills and a calculator should come to the conclusion that this story has been blown way out of proportion.
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WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

No, I grab my TV remote and press the button on the top right to turn on my TV. I don't read "Power" every time I press that button.

The difference is that the button looks the same all the time, it doesn't change. But the text on the link changes, and even a very brief look in the general direction of it would reveal it doesn't look the same as it did before.

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Yanni Depp Member since:
2010-02-17

The clever thing to do would be to add sites you use often, such as the Facebook login, to your browser's Bookmarks/Favorites bar.

It's always The Right Thing for developers to design systems to handle so-called dumb users, but developers can only do so much before people's stupidity becomes overpowering.

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SilentStorm Member since:
2006-09-22

Or you can add tags to your bookmark so whenever you write "facebook login" to your address bar, correct page shows up.

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