Wednesday, December 31, 2003

ID Cards that verify, not identify

Interesting article in this month's Wired magazine on ID cards and a caveat: An ID card might do little to prevent another terrorist attack. Bruce Schneier, one of the world's leading computer security experts, says that any identification system that relies on background checks creates three categories of people: trusted, untrusted, and trusted-but-malicious - people who aren't on watch lists but turn out to be terrorists anyway.

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