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Jan 18 2008   3:52PM GMT

Overheard: Yahoo supports universal Internet log-in

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

open_id1.jpg As more major Web players start to sign onto OpenID–and more casual Internet users start using the standard–there will inevitably be security concerns raised.

Since OpenID has no central repository for identity management, users can choose which sites they trust with their OpenIDs. But that doesn’t mean they’re going to always make the right decisions. Sometime in the not-so-distant future, an incident or two will likely surface that will call into question just what universal standards mean for privacy and personal security on the Web.

 Caroline McCarthy, Yahoo throws weight behind OpenID standard

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