The White House, the Open Identity Exchange (and its member companies, including PayPal, Symantec, Verizon, Google, and AT&T) and others advocate that each Internet user acquire an online ID, a mechanism for establishing one’s identity to Internet-based systems, websites, and services. The ID would also record and share attribute data about an individual (age, address, birthdate, etc.) in order to accelerate the information collection and validation process that so often confronts each of us in establishing a relationship with a new asset.
In nearly every scenario, the ID would include a hardware component, on which additional identifier data could be embedded and communicated as part of each session without any user activity required. Existing userid/password methods of authentication would be … Read More