[OpenID] Replacing all browsers isn't as hard as it mightseem...

Gabe Wachob gabe.wachob at amsoft.net
Sun Jan 21 00:09:46 UTC 2007

+1 to Ping's suggestion. 

I was obliquely assuming this in my previous email:



> -----Original Message-----
> From: general-bounces at openid.net [mailto:general-bounces at openid.net] On
> Behalf Of Ka-Ping Yee
> Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2007 3:51 PM
> To: Mike Beltzner
> Cc: openid-general
> Subject: Re: [OpenID] Replacing all browsers isn't as hard as it
> mightseem...
> On Sat, 20 Jan 2007, Mike Beltzner wrote:
> > That's why I've gone on record saying that if there's a feasible
> > solution that makes things better for users, can be wrapped in
> > a simple UI, and can easily work with the majority of web sites
> > in the world, Mozilla would be very interested in making it part
> > of the Firefox 3 product.
> Passpet is a decent stab at the problem.  I'll be the first to say it
> could do with improvement, though I believe it correctly chooses the
> important battles.  But Passpet is a big step, and it's not ready for
> deployment yet.
> So how about a smaller step that might have a decent payoff?
>     Password entry in chrome.
> If we can get users out of the habit of typing their passwords into
> arbitrary webpages, that'll be a serious blow against phishing.
> Working out the details is non-trivial, of course, but I think the
> basic idea is sound.  I was thinking of something like support for
> a special kind of bookmarklet that opens up an entry field next to
> it when you click.  You could bookmark a login page this way, and
> then when you use the bookmarklet, the browser submits your password
> directly to the bookmarked site so you don't even see the login form.
> -- ?!ng
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