May 08, 2003

The $2 Trillion Dollar Vulnerability

The AP is reporting that a recently discovered flaw in Microsoft's Passport could (in theory) result in a maximum of a $2.2 Trillion! dollar fine based on a settlement last year with the Federal Trade Commission.

The vulnerability looks like a pretty common web application vulnerability. The write up of the vulnerability is posted here.

Rough timing given that Bill has been trotting around the globe telling developers about how a little crypto in the hardware is going to make everything better...

Posted by Abner on May 8, 2003 03:12 PM | TrackBack
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