[OpenID] MyOpenID anti-phishing tools ...

Scott Kveton scott at janrain.com
Wed Jan 24 15:04:19 UTC 2007

Inspired by a lot of the discussion happening here on the mailing lists
(yes, I'm cross-posting, I think its applicable) we've gone and implemented
two new features on MyOpenID.com to help fight phishing:

* Personal Icon: Allows you to set a personalized image for MyOpenID that is
not tied to your account that is only visible from the browser you install
it on.  This helps you with a visual clue on when you might be getting

* SafeSignIn: Inspired by Simon Willison, we created an option that allows
users to not be redirected to a password screen from another site.  You are
presented with a dialog that asks you to navigate to the page via a bookmark
or enter the address manually in the address bar.

We wanted to get something up quickly while we discuss options for the
specification/appendix/etc to make sure our users are as secure as they can

You can read more about it here:


We'd love to hear thoughts from folks on these new tools,

- Scott

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