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Re: For your information

From: Serge Egelman <egelman@cs.cmu.edu>
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 17:17:37 -0400
Message-ID: <46A277F1.30804@cs.cmu.edu>
To: "Hallam-Baker, Phillip" <pbaker@verisign.com>
CC: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>, W3 Work Group <public-wsc-wg@w3.org>

"Secure Internet Letterhead logos MUST be trustworthy. In particular an
end user who sees a Letterhead logo displayed in the secure chrome area
MUST be assured that...[t]he issue[r] of the logo has been validated in
accordance with industry accepted standards."

Do you really expect users to distinguish between legitimate logos and
made up ones?  Everyone really needs to read this:

http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=1047671.1047674 (it's already in
the shared bookmarks, I believe, but I have a feeling that no one is
reading those)

Do you think it's reasonable for a user to understand the industry
standards for issuance?  We know that they currently do not, and I'm not
sure how you expect to change that.



serge


Hallam-Baker, Phillip wrote:
> Once more with attachment. 
> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Thomas Roessler [mailto:tlr@w3.org] 
>> Sent: Friday, July 20, 2007 6:46 PM
>> To: Hallam-Baker, Phillip
>> Cc: W3 Work Group
>> Subject: Re: For your information
>>
>> There was no attachment.
>> --
>> Thomas Roessler, W3C  <tlr@w3.org>
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>> On 2007-07-20 14:57:50 -0700, Phillip Hallam-Baker wrote:
>>> From: "Hallam-Baker, Phillip" <pbaker@verisign.com>
>>> To: W3 Work Group <public-wsc-wg@w3.org>
>>> Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 14:57:50 -0700
>>> Subject: For your information
>>> List-Id: <public-wsc-wg.w3.org>
>>> X-Spam-Level: 
>>> X-Archived-At:
>>> 	
>> http://www.w3.org/mid/198A730C2044DE4A96749D13E167AD37013415BB
>> @MOU1WNEXMB04.vcorp.ad
>>> 	.vrsn.com
>>> X-Bogosity: Ham, tests=bogofilter, spamicity=0.000000, version=1.1.5
>>>
>>> The attached is a white paper on authentication criteria 
>> for Secure Internet Letterhead that I have just submitted to 
>> the CAB-Forum. 
>>>  

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/*
Serge Egelman

PhD Candidate
Vice President for External Affairs, Graduate Student Assembly
Carnegie Mellon University

Legislative Concerns Chair
National Association of Graduate-Professional Students
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Received on Saturday, 21 July 2007 21:17:53 GMT

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