You don’t mess around with Kim

I was listening to an old Jim Croce song while working on a rainy Sunday afternoon in Tampa, and I swear it sounded like this:

Horst Görtz has got its hustlers

And Bochum got its bums

The Redmond Gang got Big Kim Cameron

He a Card shootin’ son of a gun

Yeah he sly and smart as a man can come

But he’s quicker than a country hoss

And when the smart folks all get together at night

You know they all call Big Kim boss, just because

And they say you don’t tug on Superman’s cape

You don’t spit into the wind

You don’t pull the mask off an ‘ole Lone Ranger

And you don’t mess around with Kim

Well, let’s not take this too far because in the original song things don’t work out so well for Big Jim. Kim Cameron, on the other hand, just laid waste to claims by a trio of university researchers to have breached CardSpace. You can read Kim’s rebuttal here and here.

Compare this silliness to the recent Open ID Phishing demo. The Phishing demo is a very useful demonstration that not only shows a real and practical attack, but also provides a way for OpenID providers to test their own implementations out.

Guess which one got more press from the mainstream media?


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