I've always thought that such an extreme level of security for LoTW was
wildly inappropriate given the numerous ways that people can and do
cheat in DXCC. It's like installing a bombproof door on the entrance to
a tar paper shanty, and the day that sort of thing shows up in
contesting is the day I no longer bother to contest. I can manage my
online IRA more simply than I can a hobby ... where's the sense in that?
Besides, I've yet to hear of a single case of anyone actually being able
to alter someone else's log submission, so at this point incorporating
LoTW authentication for contest logs sounds to me like setting up a
Howitzer to kill a unicorn in case one should ever show up.
On 6/5/2012 10:40 AM, Dick Green WC1M wrote:
> Don, you are a man after my own heart! I'm totally paranoid about security
> scenarios, which is one reason LoTW security is so tight.
> So, I don't think it would work. However, if there is a scenario that would
> work, the best solution would be to use the LoTW authentication system for
> log submissions. That would have the dual advantage of verifying the call
> sign in the log and allowing automatic submission of the log to the LoTW QSL
> system (something many have asked for.)
> 73, Dick WC1M
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