Poor Microsoft. After the recent collapse in Passport security the Gartner Group is recommending that all Passport partners leave the program or else provide an "additional, more secure form of authentication". The FTC is on Microsoft's case, too.

Part of the problem with the most recent flaw is that it had been there for months and Microsoft has no way of telling how many accounts were compromised. Nice.

Centralized authority is dangerous.

  2003-05-18 15:09 Z