You’d Likely Give Up Sex for Cybersecurity, Poll Finds (CNET)


Could you become, as Jerry Seinfeld put it, “master of your domain” to save your web domains?

In a classic “Seinfeld” episode, Jerry and his friends each bet a hundred bucks in a celibacy challenge. Let’s just say it didn’t take long before the cash started rolling in. But could you hold out longer — if the stakes were exponentially higher?

Nearly four in 10 Americans say they would give up sex for one year in exchange for a lifetime of cybersecurity, according to an online survey of more than 2,000 adults conducted by Harris Poll for password-management company Dashlane. The poll checked in with adults over 18 in late October. Dashlane released the results Thursday.

As it turns out, for 39% of Americans, that basic human desire appears less important than the allure of a hack-free existence.