[OpenID] Announcing OpenID Authentication 2.0 - Implementor'sDraft 11

Hallam-Baker, Phillip pbaker at verisign.com
Mon Jan 22 15:06:30 UTC 2007

> [mailto:specs-bounces at openid.net] On Behalf Of Ben Laurie

> More importantly, I think I have a solution that will make 
> both of us happy, but I now have to go and ride my motorbike 
> fast, so I'll detail it later.

Now there is an exit line to tempt the Gods.

The only way that I can see that you are going to circumvent an attempt using existing browser capabilities is to introduce a malicious login page is through use of some form of shared secret such as a picture of a cuddly animal chosen by the user or Secure Letterhead.

Letterhead requires a browser upgrade so it breaks the 'existing capabilities' constraint. 

If you change the browser you might as well really change the browser and use a strong authentication mechanism based on PKI

I think we need to take another look at the 'change the browser' case and make sure that we can take full advantage if the browser is changed.

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