Computer Security Analogies: Waiters and the Internet

I’ve always said, when discussing Internet security and purchasing stuff online… “You have no qualms giving your credit card to a waiter you’ve never met, who takes it into the back for 10 minutes, and then returns…. but you do have a problem giving it to a well-known website that uses encryption… which makes no sense.”

Well, perhaps you shouldn’t give it to that waiter….