I read an article on a plane last week (but of course I can’t remember what the newspaper was, and googling hasn’t found it) saying that, basically, the general public are too thick to understand anything about identity theft so it’s a waste of time trying to educate them. What we need are credit cards that can’t be cloned (to pick an obvious example) not lectures about looking after our credit cards better. I wonder if this is really true? Identity theft seems to be in the news all the time, just like identity cards, but without any worthwhile discussion of what it actually is and what it means. Should we devote more effort trying to explain the "deep" concepts or is it indeed a waste of time?