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6 Months of Security Links #2011

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I’m a regular curator of daily links, and like to give overviews of my collection of curated links and posts. This is partly as there are some good sources and articles in here and as I am working on a research project which I started based on a number of books I read.

I’m sure you’ll find something interesting in the items below – there are some gems in the list – and I dare to hazard the guess you might learn something you wanted to know. 🙂

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm

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This year’s articles about programming #2010

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Programming Hands

In 2010 I was less focussed on programming articles on the blog than previous years, still I have managed to create some interesting articles with code in 2010. This is an overview of the activity:

Having some fun today with QR codes, JavaScript and the Google Analytics URL …

The only questions that are asked in the Daily Scrum, aka Stand-Up, are: What…

UPDATE: GMail has introduced my number 3. YEAH! (Gmail introduces Priority In…

I like YouTube, and often subscribe to new channels and unsubscribe after a w…

Since I started working for my company I’ve been exposed to PCI DSS (Pa…

I don’t understand why url expansion after url shortening is such an is…

VeriSign – Personal Identity Portal is a OpenID provider with multiple …

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VeriSign PIP Browser Certificate workaround (PIN Request) #identity #openid

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VeriSign – Personal Identity Portal is a OpenID provider with multiple factor identification: Password +

  • Mobile Credential (phone or mail PIN)
  • Account Information Card (can be used by applications such as Microsoft CardSpace)
  • VeriSign browser certificate
  • VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) Credential (Physical Token)

As I have a browser certificate linked to my old browser and couldn’t login with my current browser I had to figure out a workaround when I don’t have the browser certificate: PIN Request. On the page that does the browser certificate request there is a hidden link to get a PIN send by mail or mobile, which you can find here.

Hope that helps you.

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

April 17, 2010 at 7:24 pm

The Register: Too Quick In Writing Things Off

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Again The Register writes off technologies that are still functioning. In OpenSocial, OpenID, and Google Gears: Three technologies for history’s dustbin they proudly pronounce the death of Google’s OpenSocial – even though there are 16 sites using it including LinkedIn, Plaxo, Hi5 and MySpace – Google’s Gears and OpenID.

I guess if I can end-of-life something on a whim, anybody can.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

September 22, 2008 at 4:47 pm

MySpace gains OpenID, FaceBook should

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Firstly I’m not using WordPress’ Press This feature any more, this is the third time I am having to post this after it ate 2 previous drafts. Maybe I should fix the GreaseMonkey script I build for /. to work on Press This.

After predicting the death of MySpace they have surprised me by adding an OpenID Identity Provider. Obviously they are only allowing you to use it to authenticate on other sites, but still is a step with others including FaceBook haven’t done yet. So I started to muse how FaceBook would be able to top it, and what I actually want from a OpenID Identity Provider:

  • Authentication (obviously)
  • FOAF
  • hCard (or other microformats)
  • Certificate Authentication (PKI)

ClaimID already has 3 of the 4, but their friend system requires some kind of social networking and as it is not a social networking site it doesn’t really cover FOAF completely. This is why integration of FOAF would be a good step for both FaceBook and MySpace.

MySpace is only acting as an identity provider, meaning that while you can use your MySpace credentials to sign into other Web sites, you cannot yet use your credentials from another OpenID provider to sign into MySpace.

Source: MySpace Opens Up First; Launches Data Availability on Flixster and Eventful

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 24, 2008 at 3:19 pm

MyOpenID Second Factor

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MyOpenID has two additional features I hadn’t seen before. They have added Two-Factor Authentication and TLSCertificate Authentication.

Nice new features, gives me a reason to switch default OpenID provider.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 22, 2008 at 7:48 pm

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Yahoo! and Plaxo support OpenID, kinda…

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This I didn’t know, both Yahoo! and Plaxo support OpenID. I have another OpenID, or do I? When I tried to add the OpenID identifier to ClaimID I get the message:

Could not find OpenID server for [https://me.yahoo.com/<open_id>].

Which I naturally found a little strange. I tried the OpenID at and it worked. So I tried LiveJournal and got the message:

Sorry! You will not be able to login to this website as it is using an older version of the the OpenID technology. Yahoo! only supports OpenID 2.0 because it is more secure. For more information, check out the OpenID documentation at Yahoo! Developer Network.

Thanks to Yahoo! I did discover which now feeds these blog posts into my .

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 7, 2008 at 11:17 am

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