Categories: identity

Yahoo Backs OpenID. And, So?

Posted by: Rob Hof on January 17

So every techie around the globe is just tickled to death that Yahoo has backed OpenID. But how many people actually know what it is, let alone why they should…

Let’s Put Social Security Numbers on the Web

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on January 23

I’m not sure the idea is entirely original, but security specialist Marcus Ranum offers an excellent suggestion in the SANS Newsbites e-newsletter: On April 1, the government should publish the…

The Identity Conundrum

Posted by: Rob Hof on January 23

Dion Hinchcliffe has a thoughtful post about how better systems for establishing identity online may help avoid some of the recent conflagrations that have erupted, such as furor over the…

Identity: The Worst of Both Worlds

Posted by: Rob Hof on December 15

I lost my driver’s license a few days ago—about two hours before I had to catch a plane and rent a car. Truly an “Oh s—-!” moment. In the next…

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