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6日前

Larger Attack Surface on User’s Device

Hitoshi Kokumai · I today take up this The Register report - “Client-side content scanning as an unworkable, insecure disaster for democracy” · https://www.theregister.com/2021/10/15/clientside_side_scanning/ · Glancing over this worrying report, I found this paragraph especially eye-catching; “I ...

1ヶ月前

Quantum Computing and Identity Assurance

Hitoshi Kokumai · Bad guys, who have a quantum computer at hand, would still have to break the part of user authentication that is not dependent on the public-key scheme, prior to accessing the target data, in the normal environment where secret credentials play a big role; quite a few cryptograph ...

1ヶ月前

New Slide - Healthy Second Life of Legacy Password Systems

Hitoshi Kokumai · We’ve come up with a slide presentation for “Bring a healthy second life to your legacy password system” · “We do not have to replace or rebuild the existing text password systems for making use of episodic memory; images of our episodic memory can be turned into a high-entropy c ...

1ヶ月前

The Password cannot be an Enemy of People

Hitoshi Kokumai · Think Digital Partners, UK, published our observation - https://www.thinkdigitalpartners.com/news/2021/08/25/why-the-password-isnt-an-enemy-of-people/ · Discussed here are · “Password-less security is to cyber security what army-less defence is to national defence” · “Biometrics ...

2ヶ月前

Biometrics is to Password what Back door is to Front door

Hitoshi Kokumai · Let me try to make the relation of a biometrics and a default password clearer with the picture of a house with a front door of a deterministic password system, to which a back door of a probabilistic biometrics system was added as another entrance. · Residents are required to us ...

5ヶ月前

Fed up with Password

Hitoshi Kokumai · Few would disagree that the current form of password system is disliked, hated, loathed and fed up with. · Hence our proposition - We do not have to stick to remembering something afresh. We could instead make use of what we remembered many years ago and retained deep in our bra ...

7ヶ月前

No Password, No Phishing

Hitoshi Kokumai · “You have to bother about phishing because you continue to rely on passwords. Should the password be removed from digital identity altogether, there would be no worry about phishing altogether”. · “Where passwords have disappeared, phishing of passwords has disappeared” · If we ...

8ヶ月前

Digital Wallet – What to Protect against What?

Hitoshi Kokumai · The topic of lost cryptocurrencies is hot on global tech media. What to protect are PRIVATE KEY in the wallet and PASSWORD for accessing it. What to protect them against are its LOSS and its THEFT.  ·  (A) Protection against loss of the private key is one thing. Protection agai ...

10ヶ月前

On #BigIdeas2021

Hitoshi Kokumai ·   · Among the #BigIdeas2021 should be a truly valid solution to the ubiquitous and generations-long password predicament. · Humans have not evolved to be capable of remembering many of hard-to-remember text-only passwords, as yet again demonstrated in this ...

10ヶ月前

Undo what you must not have done and yet you have lamentably done

Hitoshi Kokumai · I am talking about the people who have been persistently raking up a huge amount of quick money by spreading a false sense of security among unsuspecting citizens · Below are my latest writings on their misguiding allegations that “indispensable passwords” be removed altogether ...

10ヶ月前

Bizarre Theory of Password-less Authentication

Hitoshi Kokumai · The theory is “A ground force can be easily defeated by air attack. Then, removing the ground force from our defense will make our defense securer”. · Replace ‘ground force’ with ‘password’, ‘air attack’ with ‘password theft’ and ‘defense’ with ‘cybersecurity’ and we realize tha ...

10ヶ月前

Why are we so persistent in the efforts to bust the falsehood of biometrics?

Hitoshi Kokumai · Because the wide-spread falsehood of biometrics is still so persistent as highlighted in this report - · https://www.biometricupdate.com/202012/market-ready-for-biometric-payment-cards-but-enrollment-challenges-remain-apsca-panelists · Really convenient indeed – for Criminals! ...

11ヶ月前

US Army appears to be scarily misguided

Hitoshi Kokumai · Are you a US citizen? Should it be the case, you could consider talking to the Army or some US watchdog organizations urgently on this matter provided you find the following discussion relevant and compelling. · https://www.defensenews.com/cyber/2020/10/19/us-army-looks-to-use-s ...

1年前

Does US Army Really Want to Bring Down Security?

Hitoshi Kokumai · US Army looks to use soldiers’ biometric data to secure wearable tech · https://www.defensenews.com/cyber/2020/10/19/us-army-looks-to-use-soldiers-biometric-data-to-secure-wearable-tech/ · The US Army appears to be misguided. · We would not need to worry much if they intend to d ...

1年前

Summary and Brief History - Expanded Password System

Hitoshi Kokumai · ‘Easy-to-Remember’ is one thing. ‘Hard-to-Forget’ is another - The observation that Images are easy to remember has been known for many decades; it is not our theme. ·  What we discuss is that ‘images of our emotion-coloured episodic memory’ is ‘Hard to Forget’ to the extent that ...

1年前

What Biometrics Vendors Tell Us versus What NIST Tells Us

Hitoshi Kokumai · I recently posted “Comfortable Biometrics Ecosystem”   In its aftermath, I learnt from one of my LinkedIn contacts that NIST had publicised test results of some biometrics products. · Above is a screenshot of the test result of a biometric product, of which the accuracy is boaste ...

1年前

Password and Passphrase

Hitoshi Kokumai · Some people assert that Passphrase is better than Password. I do not think it makes sense to determine which is better than the other; both are text-based and hard to manage in different ways, each having its merits and demerits. · We have a stop-gap solution for the people who ...

1年前

Archive – Discussions on Digital Identity

Hitoshi Kokumai · I have produced an archive of the discussions on Expanded Password System (EPS) and related issues that I have posted on LinkedIn over the last two years. · - 43 from January through July 2020 · - 51 from January through December 2019 · - 13 from October through December 2018 ...

1年前

Expanded Password System to Complement FIDO

Hitoshi Kokumai · 2 is larger than 1 but is not necessarily stronger than 1, as two children could be overwhelmed by a grown-up. · For a two-factor authentication to be really reliable, each factor should be reasonably secure and usable enough. · On the other hand, ‘password-less’ authentication ...

1年前

Puzzling Perception – Sacrificing Privacy for Decreased Security?

Hitoshi Kokumai · How much of our privacy are we ready to sacrifice in return for DECREASED security, not for increased security? · Biometrics vendors seem to be reluctant to make it clearly known that biometrics and a default/fallback password/PIN are used together in a security-lowering ‘two-en ...

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