CFP: PKI research workshop

Carl Ellison cme at
Wed Dec 26 10:45:13 EST 2001


	if you look at PKI as a financial mechanism (like credit cards),
then I see two major problems:

1.	the PKI vendors aren't financial institutions, so they aren't in a
position to assume risk and make money from that

2.	the current PKI thinking (e.g., with "rebuttable presumption of
non-repudiation") is anti-consumer, when viewed as a financial
mechanism, and I can't imagine that succeeding even if the vendors
were banks.

 - Carl

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