The Case for the Universal Personal Internet Identification: The Case Against Internet Anonymity

Web 2.0, propelled by interactive users who collaborate in the flow of creativity, has brought with it abundant anonymous users (abusers) who cannot be held accountable for their actions and thus are able to perpetuate security threats under their cloak of anonymity. With this lack of accountability, the Web opens itself to the realm of unending and damaging security threats that no amount of anti-virus software or cautiousness can contain. This paper posits that it is essential to have a Universal Internet IDs, like a universal driver's licenses, that represent users accurately and thus holds them accountable for their actions online.

Provided by: World Congress Topic: Security Date Added: Jul 2009 Format: PDF

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