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March/April 2005 (vol. 3 no. 2)
pp. 4-5
The author examines the debate about Microsoft's Passport technology--it will be difficult to design a workable Internet identity framework. We?re currently trapped between Scylla and Charybdis. On one side, civil libertarians warn that a centralized authentication service comprising a concentration of power and operational and systemic risk represents an unacceptable threat to a free society. On the other, we have a chaotic morass of idiosyncratic user ID and password implementations that inconvenience people and invite attack.
Index Terms:
Microsoft, Passport, user ID
Citation:
Marc Donner, "What's in a Name?," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 4-5, March-April 2005, doi:10.1109/MSP.2005.56
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