Battery111 wrote:Yet if someone has my ID card they can't log on as me on a government network because they don't have my pin and it's not indicated anywhere on the card. Of course this would assume a chip and pin configuration. Nonetheless, if I give a waitress my credit card she could jot down all of the applicable info, save the billing zip. In a small town like the one I live in an educated guess could be made for that. Even if not on a lot of my cards they're not that strict on that piece. Assuming the billing zip is out of the equation, I'm likely to notice if they don't give me my card back, and the nature of pki tokens precludes back room cloning. So if they jot down all my info rather easy to shop online unless a physical card needs to be present. It's not foolproof by any means, but to say there's no merit to the additional security seems foolish.
That's interesting, just a few months ago I was talking with a government employee and we kinda laughed and lamented over how security on systems can get so tight these days, like 10 different passwords, one for each different program you log on and they require you to change it ever x weeks, x months, and of course on different time lines..so you can never get away with using the same password for all unless you reset the others ahead of time and even than that means making the password changes a lot faster and kinda defeats the purpose
I didn't see him with his id but maybe it has a chip in it too
I know the military US does have IDs with gold chip, I didn't realize you can buy with the chips and it's just more than an ID--my ID has a chip too (I'm U.S. citizen but borne elsewhere)
This integration may happen sooner than later but not as soon as you'll like. In other countries, there's a pass that they can travel with and use it to also purchase food and stuff (as a payment system) without a mag stripe or chip or pin
There's also apps that pay and order at the restaurant..like gopago if anyone knows of it before Amazon brought it