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RE: New draft TAG finding - Passwords in the Clear

From: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 12:35:10 -0700
To: "Vincent.Quint@inrialpes.fr" <Vincent.Quint@inrialpes.fr>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
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Given the work of the W3C on web services, can Section 2.1 [1] point at the use of WS-Security [3] for securing SOAP messages including any passwords that might be supplied in clear text?

/paulc

[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/passwordsInTheClear-52#Secure%20Trasfer
[1] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/16790/wss-v1.1-spec-os-SOAPMessageSecurity.pdf

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-tag-request@w3.org [mailto:www-tag-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of
> Vincent Quint
> Sent: October 2, 2006 5:03 AM
> To: www-tag@w3.org
> Cc: Vincent.Quint@inrialpes.fr
> Subject: New draft TAG finding - Passwords in the Clear
>
>
> All,
>
> A new draft TAG finding is available for review and comments:
>
>     Passwords in the Clear
>
>     http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/passwordsInTheClear-52
>
> Abstract:
>
> The purpose of this finding is to clarify the security concerns around
> using passwords on the world wide web.  Specifically, the objective is
> to point out a few conclusions the TAG has come to;
> 1) Passwords MUST NOT be transmitted in clear test.
> 2) Passwords MUST NOT be displayed on the html form in clear test.
> The purpose of this paper to explain these findings and give direction
> around possible alternatives.
>
> This will be discussed at the upcoming f2f meeting this week.
> Comments on www-tag@w3.org are welcome.
>
> Vincent.
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