Thursday, December 4, 2008

Great comment on Bruce Schneier's blog

Bruce put up a blog entry today talking about a one time password generator built into a credit card. It sounds neat, sort of like an RSA security token.

Anyway, in the comments, there was this gem that made me laugh out loud:

Ive never understood how adding 3 more digits to a 16-digit number makes it more secure in the first place. Is this so that if you only managed to steal a copy of the FRONT of a credit card, then you don't reduce the length of the staff of Ra by the right amount and dig in the wrong room? Talk about movie-plot threat!

Posted by: bob at December 4, 2008 7:00 AM

You always get bonus points in my book for referencing Indiana Jones