Self-Denial Attacks

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Self-denial is only occasionally a virtue in people and never in systems. A self-denial attack describes any situation in which the system — or the extended system that includes humans — conspires against itself.

The classic example of a self-denial attack is the email from marketing to a “select group of users” that contains some privileged information or offer. These things replicate faster than…

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