Would you trade your personal password for chocolate? By Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley 7/28/2016 Chocolate is good stuff. Gifts are fun to receive. A pair of psychologists from the University of Luxembourg—armed with nothing more than University of Luxembourg bags and a large supply of chocolates—convinced nearly half of those who received the candy to turn over their personal passwords. The psychologists did so to study the effects that giving a small gift—in this case, the chocolate—would have on achieving compliance. Gift-giving is one tactic that falls under the umbrella term “social engineering,” and has been a tool that is gaining more popularity among hackers. Hackers will do whatever is necessary to steal your information. Don't let them. Thanks for reading.