Can't remember your password? Don't panic

Monday, 21 January 2008, 1:34 PM EST

The problem of "login-itis" is, however, being addressed by several organisations which are developing what are known as ‘ID management systems’ – effectively password aggregators that will allow computer users to adopt a single login and password for all internet-based activities.

“The problem with the net is it was designed without a way for users to know the true identity of a site they were connecting to, which has led to phishing and ID fraud,” Steve Plank, the head of digital identity at Microsoft, said.

At the Times.

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