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[liberationtech] Announcing a privacy preserving authentication protocol
guido at witmond.nl
Tue Mar 12 14:08:56 PDT 2013
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I've long disliked the direction the internet headed with regards to
privacy. Or it's total disregard of it.
I've come up with a novel architecture of existing old and recent
cryptographic tools that offers a substantial improvement in security
and privacy. I call it Eccentric Authentication.
Unlike the current CA-system that requires people to trust them to gain
security, my protocol turns that upside down. Security is what the
protocol provides. Trust is what people gain by using the system.
The protocol is mostly compatible with the current internet as we know
it. And it prevents most phishing attacks for free.
I have the hope that this protocol can shift the balance of security and
privacy a bit back towards the people.
I've written a technical description at . I hope it makes things a
bit clear. Feel free to comment.
With regards. Guido Witmond.
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