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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 ...


UN Human Rights Committee on Biometrics

Hitoshi Kokumai · Today's topic is the announcement by UN Human Rights Committee that storing biometric data on identity cards violates privacy –https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=27329&LangID=E · This is another case that biometrics is viewed as conflicting with hum ...


Another Aspect of Biometrics

Hitoshi Kokumai · Today I take up this report “Europe makes the case to ban biometric surveillance” https://www.wired.co.uk/article/europe-ai-biometrics · A friend has directed me to this very intriguing news, which reads “the biometrics business is on a collision course with Europe’s leading data ...


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 ...


To be more secure or less secure, that is the question

Hitoshi Kokumai ·   · “Passwordless MFA solutions with biometrics launched by SecureAuth, LoginID”  https://www.biometricupdate.com/202105/passwordless-mfa-solutions-with-biometrics-launched-by-secureauth-loginid · However,  · Remove the password and we will see the security lowered. Add the biome ...


Get the password removed and we’ll see something very nice

Hitoshi Kokumai · It would be true if this remark were uttered by bad guys; the passwordless identity security is indeed very favourable to them, though not to good citizens. · Removal of the password benefits bad guys in two ways – The lowered security is directly beneficial to criminals. On top ...


"For Achieving Solid Digital Identity" published on Information Security Buzz

Hitoshi Kokumai · "For Achieving Solid Digital Identity" has been published on Information Security Buzz -  https://informationsecuritybuzz.com/articles/for-achieving-solid-digital-identity/ · Gist: The perception, that conventional text-passwords are obviously unable to meet the requirement of di ...


Publication on PenTest Magazine

Hitoshi Kokumai · "PenTest Magazine March2021 https://pentestmag.com/product/pentest-privilege-escalation-in-practice/ · On P77 is my article ‘How to NOT Achieve Solid Digital Identity’. · Gist on Suicidal Success: Follow the argument that promotes ‘password-less authentication’ or ‘password-depe ...


What we need to do for NOT achieving Solid Digital Identity

Hitoshi Kokumai · Follow the arguments that promote ‘passwordless authentication’ or ‘password-dependent password-less authentication’ and we would be successful in not achieving solid digital identity. · Should ‘passwordless’ literally mean ‘removal of all the password family’, we would be actua ...


What we need for Solid Digital Identity

Hitoshi Kokumai · Let us start from these observations - No safe and orderly societal life would exist without solid identity assurance.  ·  No solid identity assurance would exist without solid secret credential for identity authentication,  ·  whereas the text-password as a conventional secret c ...

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