From Seth Godin's Blog:
"When we move online, though, two things happen. First, word among the black hats spreads fast. One person starts ripping you off and suddenly it's a hundred.
Worse, the ripoffs and bad actions can scale. Sure, only one in a thousand email users is a spammer. But one spammer, aided by a computer, can send a million or more emails in a day. Suddenly, the people who violate the honor system are able to drown out the good guys."
If you are to have any 'laetus in praesens' or joy in the present, you must believe that people are inherently good. But you must apply this with a fair amount of carefulness. When it's all said and done though, I've found it is better to be optimistic than not. Smart but optimistic.
So you buy the best tools available to help you in your endeavors. And you constantly read, to keep up with the improvements in technology. If you are lucky, you just might find such diligence in the search for truth will, in the long run, save you time and effort. And it really doesn't hurt if you enjoy learning new things.