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Identity management — the process of establishing the identity of a remote user (or system), managing access to services by that user, and maintaining identity profiles concerning that user — is a very active field of research and development. There are already quite a few systems in use. However, many of these systems suffer severe security, privacy and usability issues. This results in an “Identity Crisis”, a theme I will explore more in the coming months.

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In de uitzending van Zembla van zondag 9 november liet Charles den Tex zien dat bedrijven en de overheid steeds meer informatie over hun klanten en haar burgers verzamelen. Daarnaast liet het programma zien dat voor 5 dollar geldige creditcard gegevens gekocht kunnen worden. Hiermee kan vervolgens naar hartelust op andermans kosten op Internet geshopt worden. Additionele beveiligingsmaatregelen bleken eenvoudig te omzeilen. Dat is ernstig.
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