[LINK] Electronic witnessing [was: High Court case Re: Register Online to Vote Should be LLegal]
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Fri Jul 30 10:58:13 AEST 2010
At 10:40 +1000 30/7/10, Kim Holburn wrote:
>1. That if anyone else knows your private key it isn't private anymore
>(suddenly and possibly unknowably from that point on).
>2. How to verify it's really you (which is complex enough and just as
Ah, memories of things done a decade back:
Has anything actually changed since then, Stephen?
Do any RAs actually perform effective authentication of either humans
or corporations? (Or, even more difficult, government agencies).
Has anyone ever implemented a private-key protection technology that
can work in the wild, wild world of Internet-connected consumer
devices (as distinct from tightly-controlled thin clients within
[They're serious questions, not hypotheticals, and not asked
sarcastically. I did a bit in this area once upon a time; but I've
drifted off, and Stephen hasn't, and maybe Kim too?]
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