OneID unveils next generation identity service
With the sheer number of usernames, e-mail addresses, screen names, social media accounts and other online services we depend on, it's no wonder that many times users resort to using easy to remember passwords or end up sending passwords and hints to their e-mail inboxes. Not really what you would call “best security practice”.
A San Jose-based start-up, which launched in beta today, aims to change all that with a next generation digital identity service it claims eliminates the need for multiple usernames and passwords. The service claims that users will be able to securely log in to websites (cross-platform), with one single identity. The concept of single sign-on is certainly not new and the idea of handing over sensitive personal information to one company sitting out there in the cloud, certainly doesn't sit well with many.
According to the OneID team, the service will address these sorts of concerns through a combination of asymmetric cryptography, advanced hardware/software solutions as well as a distributed architecture which mergers the security keys of several personal devices into an encrypted and an amorphous mass in the datacentre. While this is certainly an all out world changing infrastructure play, it's definitely going to be a very steep hill to climb, however the company will remain one to watch based on it's leadership/management alone.
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