[cap-talk] a datapoint in the "secret bookmarks" / "secret links"
toby.murray at dsto.defence.gov.au
Sun Dec 18 19:48:28 EST 2005
the following is from a message from Adam Shoestack to cryptograhy on
high assurance CA certificates. (Something I'm sure we all see the
problems with. Ian's blog, of course, contains details on this as well.)
"Higher assurance means that when the CA gets duped, it's even better
for the phishers, because that nice, reassuring green bar will be there.
To preserve the internet channel as a means of communicating with
customers, we need to move to bookmarks, not email with clickable URLs.
That method is a black hole."
I still dig the "secret link" term. I think there's obvious room for
both, with "secret bookmark" being the less general term that is
specifically applicable to the web browser and its current UI.
Advanced Computer Capabilities Group
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