When it comes to securing your personal items or even the items of a business that you might run, you try to make sure that you do everything that you possibly can. No one likes the idea of someone coming in and trying to take advantage of them. So to stop that from happening they do whatever they can to keep from making themselves seem silly. Because that is what you feel like when someone is able to pull the wool from over your eyes. Even though someone else performed the action you start to see it as it being your fault for being dumb enough to get fooled. Even if you had no possible way of knowing that you could get fooled in that particular manner, you will still tend to take it personal.
So to keep that from happening a lot of people will go to extreme measures. They will cross over the line even if they do not mean to. This is especially true for people who have been stolen from or scammed before. Most people are really lackadaisical when it comes to security. They think that it cannot happen to them so they do not have to worry about it. And then comes judgment day and they are scammed as well. So instead of just learning their lesson and trying to be more thoughtful next time, they go overboard. And sometimes when people tend to go overboard, they also tend to break some rules along the way. And that is no good for you and your business.
When you are talking about physical security of the home or the office people will go overboard in different ways. Some people will keep an illegal gun in their homes or office because it takes too long to buy one legally. They feel that they are more protected that way and they are willing to risk getting in trouble if it will help keep them safe. But the problem is if you end up using it at the wrong time then you can get in a lot more trouble than you already are. Illegal guns are no laughing matter. So it pays to stay within the confines of the law when you are talking about trying to protect your family, your home, or your business. Most of the time staying within the law is more than enough for what you need to do.
But when we are talking about computer security then things can start to get a little more complicated and nuanced. There have been many different cases of people who have been burned wanting to get back at the people online. And usually when this happens it does not end up well for either party.
There have been times that an online store owner will hire a hacker so that the person can find out who hacked into the systems of the store owner. But they want to get more than just information on that person. They want to mess up that person’s life as well. They just want the person to feel the same way that they did.
A more nuanced version of this phenomenon is when someone who is worry about the visitors to their site starts to collect a lot more information about the users than they need to. This is done usually for marketing reasons but it has also been done for security reasons as well. This is more nuanced because it is not illegal but it is not the way to gain trust from the end users of your site.
When it comes down to it, always remember to keep your secure both online and offline but do not go overboard if you ever become a victim of some sort of crime.