Re: [fw-wiz] Username password VS hardware token plus PIN

From: ArkanoiD (ark_at_eltex.net)
Date: 02/22/05

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    To: Frank Knobbe <frank@knobbe.us>
    Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 01:38:23 +0300
    
    

    nuqneH,

    Aren't you afraid of BT-transmitted worm with keylogger feature? ;-))

    On Tue, Feb 22, 2005 at 12:15:09PM -0600, Frank Knobbe wrote:
    > On Tue, 2005-02-22 at 13:05 -0500, Marcus J. Ranum wrote:
    > > Frank Knobbe wrote:
    > > >My "token" consists of a Java OTP calculator running on my Nokia 9500. A
    > > >hardware device with OTP thingy.
    > >
    > > Hey, now that's cool! It's probably a bit more expensive for a company
    > > to field to all employees than an obsolete PDA would be, and it's
    > > probably even more expensive than a SecurID card. For now.
    >
    >
    > Well, I use it not only for authentication (actually, I do not use it
    > for OTP authentication at all... but I could! :) I chose that model
    > since it has a nice, usable keyboard, nice 80x25 screen, and I can do
    > SecureShell to systems from where ever via GPRS/EDGE.
    >
    > You made the point, though. There are cheap, mobile devices (like PDAs,
    > phones) that can calculate one-time responses. The only advantage
    > SecureID, Vasco, CryptoCard and such have might be ease of use.
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Frank

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