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From "James A. Donald" <>
Subject Re: [OpenID] Announcing OpenID Authentication 2.0 - Implementor'sDraft 11
Date Wed, 24 Jan 2007 03:22:33 GMT
James A. Donald
 > > nor is PKI useful in solving phishing.
 > >
 > > PKI is a solution that has been tried and has
 > > failed. It has become an obstacle, as commercial
 > > interests actively block alternatives that do not
 > > involve a small number of centralized authorities
 > > with a special privilege that enables them to
 > > intrude between client and server and charge the
 > > server.

Hallam-Baker, Phillip wrote:
 > On the contrary, PKI is the basis of the security
 > infrastructure that so far has provided the greatest
 > defense against Internet crime - SSL.

Most of the time that I login, or pay by credit card, or
some such, I am bounced to some weird URL that has no
easily provable connection to business I am trying to
interact with, which means that PKI is in practice
merely an exorbitantly slow and inefficient
Diffie-Hellman key-exchange.

          James A. Donald

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