Attribute

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Full Title or Meme

Any piece of information about a digital entity.

Context

At one time Attributes were considered to be a useful way to perform Authentication of a User.[1]

Problems

  • Any attribute about a digital entity can be used to narrow the population that exhibits that attribute.
  • If you want to see how little data is needed to uniquely determine your real world identity, or your preferences, just enter your data into this little tool].

Solutions

References

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-162 Guide to Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) Definition and Consideration https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/specialpublications/NIST.sp.800-162.pdf