Banks could send a set of one-time-use keys on a flash drive, since most computers have USB. The FSF has a "Privacy Key" the provide new members.
The practical problem with tokens is very simple: If they really do a good job, then eventually I will have to carry around either 45 of them or 1 of them. It's impractical to carry 45. And if every service that autheticates me relies on the same token, I will have too many eggs in the same basket.
- Tobias D. Robison
4. 1912 - Assistant Sec. Of Navy
Disappointed in this article. The quickest way to take something offline is to hijack their BGP sessions, something which ALL nation states know how to do well. Cratfing large denial of service attacks disrupts commerce for everyone. I doubt nation states are going to shoot themselves in the foot, when it is so much simpler to just use hijacked networks, to advertise false routes. I disagree with this article
HOME OWNERS LOAN ACT -- government financing of home mortgages.
For my sins locked up in the safe is an Amstrad PPC640 "portable" computer with 8086, 640K ram, dual 720k floppies and a 2400baud modem and "pull up" LCD panel with a strange yellowy green colour. As I've mentioned before I still use it occasionaly for generating OTP pages on a dot matrix printer with two part stationary...
Here are two new active attacks we're starting to see:
20 years or so ago I remember standing up in a RIPE meeting and asking how IPv6 is going to provide diverse routeing via BGP to those that don't want to live in a hierarchically routed world. The academics couldn't understand why we, the commercial world, would want this in the brave new world of IPv6. This is one of the many reasons IPv6 failed and we are stuck with IPv4 (and no easy to get address space anymore).
But this is happening. And people should know.
Could rant about this all day.. I'm always amazed to read comments that claim antivirus, antispyware or some other antiwhatever software would be some kind of a "magical" solution to fix security problems. No matter what their marketing tells you, antivirus or antispyware software will only "protect" against known things. They don't really solve any security problem at all.
EDITED TO ADD (9/15): with me on the topic.
As for PC's yup I remember amber screens, they were so much nicer on the eye than erie green of the "glass tty's" still prevelent in data centers of the time.
The call is coming from inside the house, as it were.
The minute someone writes their own, you'll be as vulnerable to his/her attack than you ever were, even before installing that cool brand spanking new anti-whatever tool.