[cap-talk] Posters on Polaris and Petnames

Ka-Ping Yee cap-talk at zesty.ca
Thu Jul 7 22:45:02 EDT 2005


On Thu, 7 Jul 2005, Jed at Webstart wrote:
> Is that the
> reason "SSL used on default login page" was listed on the chart?
> Namely that no technology like the petname toolbar or any other
> cryptographic means can be used in an attempt to correctly identify
> the Web site?

Yes, exactly.  If you can't be certain who sent you the login form,
you can't be certain that the target of the form is trusted.  It's
not well explained on the poster, though i was there in person to
talk about it.



-- ?!ng


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