I was reading an article on SlashFood titled "Drinking Straw: Friend or Foe" and chuckled at the parallels to the reflexive hyping, purchase and (oft failed) use of "solutions" in the security space. Sometimes I think we need a securitysnopes.com:
Even more recently, at lunch one day my aunt relayed some info from her husband, an orthodontist. He said that drinking through a straw prevents cavities and tooth decay, since straws allow sugary beverages to bypass your teeth. When my aunt said this, everybody around the table (six women) stuck straws in their drinks.
But when I countered with the skincare side of the question, my aunt was the first to pluck her straw right back out again.
Brings new meaning to "security sucks." What's your favorite "security straw" analogy?