OpenID

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by wilder, Oct 28, 2007.

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  1. wilder

    wilder Registered Member

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    http://openid.net/

    Hi all, is this service secure in your opinion? For me it would be very useful for login when i'm away from home... Other suggestions?

    Thanks in advance!:)
     
  2. Chato

    Chato Registered Member

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    The privacy-policy is very clear and looks safe to me.
    https://www.myopenid.com/privacy

    But some observers have suggested that OpenID has security weaknesses and may prove vulnerable to phishing attacks.
    Other criticisms are that the addition of a 3rd party (the identity provider) into the authentication process significantly adds complexity and therefore possibility of vulnerability into the system.

    Source:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenID
     
  3. InfinityAz

    InfinityAz Registered Member

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    You may want to check out Security Now episodes 107 and 111.
     
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