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Can AOL securely authenticate its own users?

19th Feb 2007

On the subject of OpenID and Phishing, I wonder if AOL's site is able to authenticate users of its ISP service without them entering username/password credentials. It'd be really cool if AOL users would just be “magically” authenticated when they make use of their new OpenID identifiers, as this would not only help to remedy the phishing concerns but also be really convenient for users.

Comments

  • AIM?

    Those 60M everybody is talking about come mostly from AIM. I already proposed using AIM for external authentication. Now this seems like a perfect match.
    By Dmitry Shechtman at 04:12 pm on 20th Feb 2007