The Internet is dangerous!
Identity theft, spoofing, phishing, phraud
Username + password is weak and overwhelmed
Enterprises are in identity silo hell
Safe and secure Internet for all
Safely, reliably identify sites to usersÂ¦
Â¦and users to sites
Internal and external
What is Windows CardSpace?
Identity Selector for Windows
Digital identities represented by cards
When user selects a card
Get security token from Identity Provider
Give it to the Relying Party after user consent
User is in control
Now, with the debut of the InfoÃ‚ÂCard identity management system, Microsoft is leading a network-wide effort to address the issue. To those of us long skeptical of the technology giant's intentions, the plan seems too good to be true. Yet the solution is not only right, it could be the most important contribution to Internet security since cryptography.
Lawrence Lessig, Wired Magazine, March 2008.