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2006.02.15

Microsoft Wants to Nix Passwords

This has got to be a joke. Bill Gates, bless his heart for philanthropy and curse him for Micro$oft, wants to get rid of the weak link in the computer security model: passwords. Eh?

Microsoft has described InfoCard as a technology that gives users a single place to manage various authentication and payment information, in the same way a wallet holds multiple credit cards

Eegads. Mr. Gates, the only wallet that’s really secure is yours because you can afford to hire a security detail. Our wallets, however, are subject to loss, mugging, and rain.

Besides, how is storing your passwords in a “wallet” different than having a bloody password in the first place?

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