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Goodbye, Passwords; Hello, Identity Ecosystem?

We at RCPU hate passwords, mainly because we can never remember them and end up getting locked out of our bank accounts (which is probably just as well in your editor's case...), so news this week that the government wants to replace passwords with something called an identity ecosystem sounded pretty good to us.

Then we read this (from the RCPmag.com story above):

"The strategy identifies the federal government as 'primary enabler, first adopter and key supporter' of the identity ecosystem."

Oh. Now, we're not conspiracy-minded here at RCPU or anything (and we mostly try to stay out of political discussions), but the federal government in charge of the identity ecosystem, whatever that is? That's a cause for concern to say the least. Let's see how this thing plays out -- but a little vigilance might be in order here.

Posted by Lee Pender on July 01, 2010


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