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Based on Bitcoin: A New System for Online Security

Posted June 25, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

MIT researchers have devised a new system to defend against online identity theft using the security machinery of Bitcoin. The new system has implications that go beyond Bitcoin. It can be used to secure other types of systems.


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Re: Based on Bitcoin: A New System for Online Security

06/25/2017 8:34 PM

I really hope this is effective. There is far too much data on all of us on the internet. The more the criminals know about a person, the easier it is for them to steal his or her identity.

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07/04/2017 10:20 AM

That is unless that person's identity is so repulsive (as in me), that no one would dare desire to steal it!

A pig's lips only have one purpose in life, as they make poor BBQ. But one can still make a silk purse from a sow's ear, if the intent, time, and energy are sufficient.

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09/12/2017 10:17 AM

You mean to say you have BBQ'ed Pigs Lips? or how else do you know they don't make good BBQ?

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Re: Based on Bitcoin: A New System for Online Security

09/12/2017 10:46 AM

Silly. By reasonable inference. Neither would I consume the other end of a pig.

The part (bacon) in the middle, is however more of a direct interest.

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