Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd May 2006 15:53 UTC, submitted by Allen Nixon
Windows Microsoft has shelved plans to include built-in support for RSA Security's tokens in Windows Vista, even though the company has been testing out the authentication technology for almost two years. In February 2004, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said that Windows would be able to support easy integration with RSA's popular SecurID tokens. That meant businesses would find it far easier to deploy a two-factor authentication system for logging on to networks and applications. However, almost two years after the SecurID beta-testing program kicked off, RSA's chief executive, Art Coviello, disclosed that Windows Vista will not natively support the technology.
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It's a shame ...
by Disruptor on Wed 3rd May 2006 19:46 UTC
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Mark my words. Though MS is slipping and slipping, still it'll come out of this 80% intact. And then regain the 20% it lost in just a few years. Why? Well, MS coding was always notorious and never famous. Did it _ever_ cost them enough to take them down? Far from it. Strong marketing is their strong point, cause as we all know marketing rules, engineering not. Maybe Apple and GNU/Linux will somewhat benefit from all this but in any case not anything special. I mean windows has a tremendous installed base and affiliations with every government on the planet and this part of the picture by no means is going to change anytime soon. And from that point on it's not a matter of choice, it's a matter of a well established monopoly with far too solid foundations. MS will jump, swim, run, crawl, fight with claws and teeth to keep their customers/government agencies locked-in. How can this monstrosity be taken down? *Sigh*

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