The cranky user, Macro viruses

Usability vs. security

From the developerWorks archives

Peter Seebach

Date archived: January 4, 2017 | First published: August 01, 2002

Usability and security, it is often said, have an inverse relationship. Developers must consider the trade-offs between usability and security when designing or developing a new system. In this article, the cranky user argues that macro viruses show how important it is to consider both sides of this trade-off, and also that, in some cases, security is usability.

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