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Re: FYI: twitter login

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 15:05:04 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYh+ZtLncpzG=VtyZqS9TDG_forVc+w0YRb4ONzAp2HfEZQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: public-webid <public-webid@w3.org>
On 23 May 2013 14:58, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:

> On 5/23/13 6:29 AM, Jürgen Jakobitsch SWC wrote:
>
>> hi, just so you know...
>>
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?**feature=player_embedded&v=**IsdvJI0AK5M<http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IsdvJI0AK5M>
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>> wkr jürgen
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>>  Yes, and I am sure you know 2-factor authentication is ultimately as
> myopic as Web 2.0 :-)
>
> It should be N-factor authentication where entity relationship semantics
> drive the entire process.
>
> When I started using Google's 2-factor authentication I set a rough timer
> on how long it would take for me to receive some spam via phone call or
> sms. It took under 24 hours for that to happen.
>
> These Web 2.0 services are checkmated by their myopia. They just don't
> understand (or care about) the nebulous nature of identity and the fact
> that the challenge can only be effectively addressed by semantics baked
> into machine-readable structured data, as efforts such as the WebID+TLS
> demonstrate.
>
> Via 2-factor authentication Web 2.0 players continue to force users to
> release private data (e.g., phone numbers) to 3rd parties.
>
> Privacy (as you know) is all about "You" being the calibrator of your
> vulnerabilities on or offline. It is "You" that decides that you will lock
> you door at night, not some dumb and extremely myopic robot in the cloud
> etc..
>
> Anyway, 2-factor is better than 1-factor :-)
>

My favourite factor auth is zero!  That's when your attack has no or
negative incentive to impersonate you ... then you get the best user
experience.  This is why identifying can be important.


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> Kingsley Idehen
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