Correcting the fundamental flaw in the Microsoft Passport Approach

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London, UK - 12 May 2003, 11:30 GMT - Last week’s revelation by a Pakistani researcher - Muhammad Faisal Rauf Danka - that, by typing in a certain Microsoft web address together with the appropriate command, a malevolent could access and modify the information held on any Microsoft Passport account, is unlikely to be the last discovery of a critical vulnerability. The mi2g Intelligence Unit expects confidence in online trading to decline if there is a failure to initiate a radical overhaul of the prevailing approach and practices.


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