[LINK] The Fed.Gov. Common-use Signing Interface
ivan at itrundle.com
Mon Mar 22 14:25:19 EST 2004
On 22/03/2004, at 12:52 PM, Howard Lowndes wrote:
>> Essentially this enables secure, authenticated browser-based
>> interaction. So to that extent it's something of a triumph for
>> citizens not using MS Windows, and will encourage takeup by Mac and
>> Linux-based users.
But if you are vision-impaired, and use a Mac, you're out of luck.
Might seem insignificant, but there are people who use Macs _because_
they are vision-impaired.
Link to 'Minimum computer requirements' comes up blank for me: very
enigmatic. Second time around (successful), it tells me that I need to
use IE or Netscape, neither of which are supported anymore (I use
Still, one hopes that when I wish to obtain a certificate, it will be
simple enough to continue.
> So ehow I don't think so as it doesn't seem to work too well.
> Your URL comes up with a "Input past end of file" error.
> I then cut down the URL to the "onlineservices" level and found 3 link
> on the left side:
> Minimum computer requirements
> Register for a certificate
> Step by step guide
> My Mozilla/Java VM browser merely gave blank pages for all three of
> these, so it's not too much use to me.
>> However I wonder how many organisations are going to be allowed
>> access to the key installed on user's computers? Will access be
>> given to the spooks, and will ASIO then pass it on the the US NSA and
>> the CIA? Is this going to provide a simple means for governments to
>> track individuals?
>> David Lochrin
>> +61 2 9363 1094
>> For PGP public key, send mail
>> to: pgp-public-keys at keys.pgp.net
>> subject: GET David Lochrin
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