Monthly Archives: March 2006

Passwords are a Failure

March 2005 The Password Is Fayleyure Today’s password schemes are unworkable and offer little security for users. By Michael Schrage Under Review: Password selection for Yahoo! Mail etc. PokeKey1…ou812$…twasbri11ig!. All were favorite passwords of mine long ago. The first is the name of the puppy I briefly had as a child. The second was shamelessly…

The Mindful Blogger

Useful summary of things that need to be considered as a blogger about going on the record. Reputation is being built or not by Internet publishing and there is no eraser. BusinessWeek Online You Are What You Post Friday March 17, 4:23 pm ET By Michelle Conlin One drizzly night in Seattle in 2001, Josh…

Missing Children DNA samples

On TV yesterday there was a story about missing children quoting figures of 40,000 per year as runaways and 17,000 being abducted or missing for some other reason. The missing children organization that was being interviewed advocated a child identity kit that included identity information to be kept up to date and included a DNA…

Digital Signatures

Some background information on digital signatures from Entrust Entrust Resources Digital Signatures Digital Signatures are Best Practice for Electronic Communications and Transactions Digital signatures powered by public-key infrastructure (PKI) technology, are widely recognized as best practice for ensuring digital verification for electronic transactions. Digital signatures are the most effective, secure, and easy-to-implement method of providing…

Protected: Can you keep a secret?

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Cards, Agents or Avatars

Infocards is a much needed development for simplifying and unifying the security and privacy interactions that people are starting to have online. Although this is a much needed step and a challenge enough in itself to propagate and refine I can’t help but think that what is ultimately needed is not just a card but…

Who to Trust Online?

I have recently done some research on trust and reputation in the online world and how you can differentiate online between the good guys and the bad guys. Google can be helpful but you need to decide which sources you believe. It started with a computer article about not needing to upgrade HW/SW as a…

The Identity Corner

The Identity Corner A treasure trove of information on Digital identity.