Western Digital Bumps Passport Drives to 250 GB

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Western Digital has released its new 250 GB Passport portable drives. WD Passports use 2.5-inch hard drives, allowing for their plug-and-play, ultra-portable design. WD announced last month that its launch of the 250 GB Scorpio...

Infineon Lands Contract for Passport Security Chips

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Infineon Technologies said Monday it had landed an order for millions of data storage chips from the U.S. government, which will be featured in a new generation of electronic passports.The exact size of the contract...

Google Releases Answer to Passport

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Google have released the latest addition to their growing crop of online services. The latest entry is targeted at web developers who want a simple solution to user authentication. Similar to Microsoft's previous offering of...

eBay To Stop .Net Passport Sign-In

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Online auction site eBay will stop allowing users to sign in via their .Net Passport. In an announcement made earlier today, eBay stated that towards the end of January, users would only be able to...

No Go-Ahead Stamp for Microsoft's Passport

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Microsoft is recasting ambitions for its .Net Passport identification system, saying the service now will be limited to its own online offerings and those of close partners. Microsoft no longer sees Passport as a single...

Passport ID Technology Has High Error Rate

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The State Department is moving ahead with a plan to implant electronic identification chips in U.S. passports that will allow computer matching of facial characteristics, despite warnings that the technology is prone to a high...

Deutsche Telekom Passport hole exposes 120,000

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Deutsche Telekom this week was forced to suspend all activities of its Online Business Service Operation Centre (OBSOC), a German version of the Microsoft's Passport system, which enables customers to order and pay for online...

Passport to nowhere?

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Remember when Microsoft was going to be your trusted, omnipresent guide through the world of online commerce? That was the plan a few years ago, when the software giant began pitching its...

Passport and MSN Messenger Down Again

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A number of MSN services were down for the second time in less than a week, and again, the company isn't identifying the cause. On Thursday, less than a week after a...

Microsoft Patches Passport

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'Secret question' flaw could have let attackers reset passwords. Microsoft patched a hole in it's .Net Passport identity management service last night after a security researcher disclosed a potentially serious flaw that...

Another Passport Flaw Reported

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Microsoft security service said to allow some account hijackings. A newly disclosed vulnerability could let attackers reset passwords and hijack older Microsoft .Net Passport accounts, according to a message on an online...

Passport flaw threatens users' accounts

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A serious security flaw in Microsoft's Passport service put users' accounts, including their personal information and credit card numbers, at risk of being hijacked. The flaw, in Passport's password recovery mechanism,...

Microsoft Agrees to .NET Passport Changes, EU Says

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The European Commission said on Thursday that software giant Microsoft had agreed to make "radical" changes to its .NET Passport system to ease concerns about data privacy posed by Internet identity systems. "Microsoft...

EU: .Net Passport breaks data privacy rules?

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The European Union is examining charges that Microsoft's .Net Passport system breaks EU rules on data privacy, a European Commission official said Tuesday. The official said he expected member states to make...

Microsoft to make Passport more interoperable

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Microsoft have promised to make their Passport system work with a variety of technologies and they have even given an indication that they could be working with Liberty Alliance in the future. This is...

Microsoft says Passport boosts privacy

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What if technology that could track your every move was embedded in your cell phone, your smart card and your laptop? And what if that information were tied to a database that stored personal information...

US Passport online could be a .NET Passport

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US govt evaluates Microsoft Passport for services The US Government is evaluating Microsoft Corp's Passport to verify the identity of American citizens, federal employees and businesses who access planned online services, a...

US Passport online could be a .NET Passport

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US govt evaluates Microsoft Passport for services The US Government is evaluating Microsoft Corp's Passport to verify the identity of American citizens, federal employees and businesses who access planned online services, a...

Sun battles Microsoft Passport

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Sun Microsystems is putting some products and services behind its effort to consign Microsoft's Passport software to oblivion. Sun has long opposed Passport, which acts as an authentication gateway that lets computer users...

Game site recovers from Passport glitch

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Microsoft's Zone gaming site appeared to be recovering Wednesday, a day after numerous consumers were shut out by glitches related to the site's switchover to the software giant's Passport identity-authentication service. In a notice...

Gamers shut out by Passport switch

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Thanks to Andy Tolson for sending this in. Online game players using Microsoft's Zone site complained of persistent problems accessing the service Tuesday, as Microsoft required all users to switch to its Passport...

Sun needles Microsoft over Passport interoperability

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At a panel discussion about online authentication systems featuring representatives from Microsoft Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc., the gloves stayed on until the last few minutes, when a pointed question from the audience about Microsoft's...

Microsoft: .Net Passport 2.1 docs

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Microsoft today released this doc (actually it's a help file!) which is the .Net Passport SDK v2.1, (file dated 16th November 2001). Changes include details for the following features :-User control over the...

Microsoft admits flaw in Passport

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Hackers could steal credit cards from 'e-wallet' technology Microsoft Corp. acknowledged that its "Passport" technology for safeguarding Internet purchases has a serious design flaw that could have allowed hackers to steal credit...

Ballmer dismisses rival Sun's passport service.

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Steve Ballmer, speaking to an industry group, dismissed rival Sun's efforts to compete with his company's Passport identity service as "craziness" built on a "weak foundation" on Wednesday. "I think what we...

Microsoft to open Passport to rivals

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Sept. 20 — Microsoft Corp. is modifying plans for its Passport service, inviting rivals and other companies to create a common way to use a single user name and password at sites across the Internet....

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