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Issue No. 02 - March/April (2005 vol. 3)
ISSN: 1540-7993
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.
Microsoft, Passport, user ID

M. Donner, "What's in a Name?," in IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 3, no. , pp. 4-5, 2005.
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