Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Comment self-driving robotic Post&Parcel delivery truc (Score 1) 239

Perhaps the very first self-driving vehicles would rather deliver packages than people? I do not think quadrocopters are reasonable delivery methods esp. considering battery technology but a surface vehicles combined with somewhat automated (or at least standard) mailboxes, why not?

Comment multi-level preveleges everywhere (Score 1) 91

The SSO/YOLO will be here, we're lazy humans. So I need:

First level with a day use password, easy to "read", some "write" ability.

Second level an "elevated" privileges of the account etc. must have high barrier of entry, different password, call-me-in-person back to verify (not automated though like 2-step verification), single use codes etc. Some execute this when logging from a new device. That's good but not enough.

E.g. I want to check my bank account - "daily use". I want to conduct transfers or change password - "elevated" and hence much tougher authentication.

This way if my first SSO/YOLO gets broken in I could wipe out all the other password accounts in one step with my "elevated" and unbroken password that is not a YOLO. Yes this may not be convenient to execute but hopefully it does not happen very often?

On the other hand 2 step verification every time I use something is too annoying...

Slashdot Top Deals

"Take that, you hostile sons-of-bitches!" -- James Coburn, in the finale of _The_President's_Analyst_