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NSTIC and IPv6

Folks, today I only have time for a quick post. There are changes coming to the Internet.

Today, I want to share with two articles (about these changes) which the geekier* of you may find interesting.

National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace
Identity Ecosystem: How the government is trying to stop online-payment fraud ~ Michael Kassner

If you shop online, chances are you will become a victim of payment-card fraud. It happened to me (again). Not long ago, a strange purchase caught my attention while reconciling my credit-card bill.

Covering IPv6 Basics While The Internet Society and Others Announce World IPv6 Day

“From to, IP version 4 addresses are mathematically finite and as I’m sure you’ve heard or read about, they are running out…
It’s quite apparent because we’ve reached that sensationalist level in the mainstream media.”

Related: NSTIC

“Shopping and banking, social networking, accessing your employer’s intranet – these activities and more are all routinely done on the Web. The increase in the availability of these services results in greater opportunities for innovation and economic growth, but it also produces new risks. Common practices related to managing online identities contribute to that risk:”

* Here at T4E Headquarters, I use “geek” as a high compliment.

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January 19, 2011 Posted by | computers | , , , , | 2 Comments