Scott Hanselman

Hanselminutes Podcast 39 - Identity and CardSpaces

November 02, 2006 Comment on this post [3] Posted in Podcast
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My thirty-ninth Podcast is up.  This one is about Identity, Information Cards and Windows CardSpaces.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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November 02, 2006 20:33
OK, here is the big question I have had about CardSpaces and in both web casts about it, Carl doesn't ask this question.

Where is the security? If I have infocards on my PC, and my kids walk up to it and want to login to my Amazon account, the cards are displayed and they just select one? Also, the USB key fob you mentioned, if I loose that, or someone else gets it don't they now have access to all my private websites?


November 03, 2006 2:51
i'm pretty unimpressed with the whole cardspaces 'solution'.

i'm not convinced that identity today is totally 'broken' -- sure it's disjointed, it's buggy, but i think it does get the job done for the end-user. i think companies like paypal, visa etc, wear huge direct costs because of the security issues, but these are not worn *directly* by my elederly aunt agatha, for example, so i can't see her needing to switch to cardspaces for buying her books off amazon, doing her online banking, or her other online stuff.

sure people like us who sign up to a million betas, and leave comments at a lot of blogs get sick of having to sign up and invent new passwords all the time... but that's not a compelling problem that must be solved, it's just an inconvenience.

i'm totally missing the 'killer application' for cardspaces.
November 03, 2006 2:52
but a nice hanselminutes, none-the less ;-)

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