[Cryptography] Follow up on my password replacement idea

Bill Frantz frantz at pwpconsult.com
Wed Sep 23 21:53:12 EDT 2015

On 9/23/15 at 4:29 PM, bear at sonic.net (Ray Dillinger) wrote:

>On 09/23/2015 02:37 PM, Bill Frantz wrote:
>>On 9/23/15 at 1:04 PM, bear at sonic.net (Ray Dillinger) wrote:
>>> As far as I can see trust relationships are binary.  ...
>>Trust relationships are much more complex that just binary. When my
>>lawyer introduces me to his paralegal, I automatically assign the same
>>level of trust to her that I have in him. Ont of the new items of trust
>>is I trust her to know when to kick things upstairs to him.
>Just to pick one at random from my browser, I have absolutely no idea
>who "TÜRKTRUST Elektronik Sertifika Hizmet Sağlayıcısı" is.  I have no
>reason to trust them.  No trust relationship whatsoever.  And yet my
>browser is configured to accept their word that people are trustworthy.

You're preaching to the choir. The only trust in the browser web 
is that your credit card charges liability is limited to $50 
(practically it is less). Living online is like living in a 
glass house.

Cheers - Bill

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