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Jim Bell
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Web site authentication article
      #262807 - 09/01/09 11:36 AM

Interesting to read, from TechRepublic.

jb


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Russell Holton
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Re: Web site authentication article [Re: Jim Bell]
      #262831 - 09/01/09 02:15 PM

Interesting indeed.

However,
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It seems to me that PassWindow would be susceptible to key loggers and screen-capture applications?

“Apart from the dynamic aspect of the password, the character locations randomly jump around inside a larger segmented matrix pattern. Which means even with screen capture and key logger applications secretly installed on a victim’s computer, the attacker won’t be able to intercept enough data to calculate the key pattern before the key pattern is renewed with a new annual card.”




Color me skeptical, but I can't imagine that the "encryption" is all that strong. Different, yes. And it may take multiple log-ins to capture enough data to crack it (so it would have to be on a home computer, not a Internet café type thing.)

Still, while it may not win the war, it does sounds like a winning round against the bad guys.


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