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Some of the security people consulted - was RE: Next steps for accessible authentication

From: lisa.seeman <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:31:13 +0300
To: "White" <jjwhite@ets.org>
Cc: "Michael Pluke" <Mike.Pluke@castle-consult.com>, "Alastair Campbell" <acampbell@nomensa.com>, "public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org" <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>, "WCAG" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-Id: <15cc61f31e7.d739060261130.2437250212583210944@zoho.com>
Just to clarify some of the security expertise  people who have been involved in this process: We had a join meeting with the web authentication group in a joint meeting in Lisborn. Also Thaddeus (who works in web security) was consulted and consulted with his colleges, also I consulted with the cyber crimes unit of the Israeli police who specializes in vulnerable people. As requested , I posted to the web  authentication group a few times to ask them  if they have any problem with the current wording. So far we have had no feedback. Josh and Andrew were cc'ed maybe they want to clarify the urgency to see if anyone has an issue with it. (Note the SC wording was posted in the email so it was clear what we were asking. )

All the best

Lisa Seeman

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---- On Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:01:24 +0300 &lt;lisa.seeman@zoho.com&gt; wrote ---- 

Yes jason, we had people involved insecurity working on this which is why password managers were not included as a proposed solution 

All the best

Lisa Seeman

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---- On Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:57:32 +0300  White&lt;jjwhite@ets.org&gt; wrote ---- 

     
  
     From: Michael Pluke [mailto:Mike.Pluke@castle-consult.com] 
 Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 10:29 AM
 
 
 
 
     As a password manager user I agree that they have the potential to solve password memorization/recall for all users (not just those with disabilities that affect long-term memory). In practice they can make things worse when sites do not allow the strong un-memorable passwords to be automatically copied into the entry fields! An SC that disallowed such blocking could be very valuable.
 [Jason] Some organizations (such as financial institutions) may have good security reasons to disallow password managers. This observation reinforces my view that we need a strong security review of this proposal.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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