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Nitro
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2002 3:18 am    Post subject: Feds might use Microsoft product for online ID Reply with quote

Oh no, I hope not:

Forget about a national ID card. Instead, the federal government might use Microsoft's Passport technology to verify the online identity of America's citizens, federal employees and businesses, according to the White House technology czar.


http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/134438173_passport18.html
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2002 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do you hope not? Fear an influx of linux users? :D
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2002 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the end of days are upon us.... :twisted:

I think we are on the right side, though :D
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2002 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't tried yet, but its been widely reported that as a result of the British govenrment using M$ to install their new e-government initiative, only people who use M$ exploder can access the websites.

M$ slyly mutating the standards? never! ;P.

I wonder how easy it will be to crack this? If it can be done think of the security problems. With the American government busy pissing half the world off at the moment I don't think I need to explain how dangerous for Joe Average American this will be.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2002 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol i can imagine that. that system would be hacked monthjs before it could be implemented. Nah, i dont think the goverment would be that stupid.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2002 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems like no one wants to learn, so lets repeat it again:

NEVER entrust security with MS, or you'll pay a great deal at the end. You'll pay cash, labor and the expense of professional mental therapy, be warned :twisted:

This reminds me of a quote I've read somewhere (can't remeber where or the exact words, maybe others will enlighten me):

Stupidty was brought to this world to help humans grasp the concept of infinity.
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