InfoWorldPassport 2.0 ready for a stamp.

The Redmond, Wash.-based software maker will release this month Passport 2.0, the follow-up to the single sign-on authentication service that is at the fore of Microsoft's set of Web services called Hailstorm, Microsoft said Thursday.

Microsoft's version may also continue to be bugged with problems, said DevelopMentor's Brown. The addition of Kerberos, P3P, and other technologies does not address some more simple problems. For instance, someone could effectively create a Web site with a false Passport sign-on logo and dupe users into typing in their sign-on name and password on that face Web site, Brown said.

“We kind of have to ask ourselves, is the Internet ready for this?” he said. “I don't know.”

[Privacy Digest]

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