The Internet was built without a way to know who
and what you are connecting to. ...
Hundreds of millions of people have been trained to accept anything
any site wants to throw at them as being the "normal way" to conduct
business online. They have been taught to type their names, secret
passwords, and personal identifying information into almost any
input form that appears on their screen. ...
It is essential to look beyond the current situation, and understand
that if the current dynamics continue unchecked, we are headed
toward a deep crisis: the ad hoc nature of Internet identity cannot
withstand the growing assault of professionalized attackers.