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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RE[2]: so... PAM in windows?
by eantoranz on Thu 4th May 2006 14:21 UTC
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It's not a direct quote from what MS said, and it's most likely CNET that worded it this way. I take it to mean the Vista implementation even if I understand that it could be read other ways.

I know probably it's not MS quote.. (I'd say we'd have to make sure it's NOT actually), but it only speaks of the appreciation out there that everything there is that be worth something in computing comes from MS... and I HATE IT!!!.

And anyway.... the best I can say about that actual quote is that it was inaccurate... and the worst is that it was misleading. Which one would you prefer?

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