Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2017 09:21:30 -0500 From: "Denny O'Breham" <obreham@...il.com> To: passwords@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Authentication vs identification A token in a cookie. The user did not give the info in the cookie, it was put on his computer by the website, he doesn't even know it exists, yet it is used each time he makes a request during his session for authentication. On 12/16/17, e@...tmx.net <e@...tmx.net> wrote: >> Although authentication typically requires the active participation of the >> prover, while identification may not, that is not the crucial distinction. >> It would be a mistake to define the difference in those terms. > > a counterexample? >
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