Financial identity is *dangerous*? (was re: Fake companies, real money)

Eugen Leitl eugen at
Sat Oct 23 16:41:55 EDT 2004

On Sat, Oct 23, 2004 at 06:58:26PM +1300, Aaron Whitehouse wrote:

> That would seem to me a more realistic expectation on consumers who are 
> going to have, before too long, credit cards that fit that description 
> and quite possibly the readers to go with them.

No, that's going to be the mobile phone. These already come with smartcards;
unfortunately their security is really lousy, so a secure pathway into the
secure crypto compartment for PIN entry is required.

In practice, no one is going to give a damn, until PIN-harvesting Bluetooth &
Co worms will result in palpable loss for the institutions.

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