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RSA Tries To Secure its Security

This week I brought you news that RSA's SecurID token, which protect online banking and other key services (services for which substandard security is not an option), has been at least halfway cracked by hackers.

These devious digital intruders learned enough about SecurID to launch what are called "persistent attacks." They can't crack it in one fell swoop, but can wage regular assaults that could ultimately cause harm (the way Jersey Shore doesn't make you stupid overnight, but after years of watching, who knows?).  

RSA is not taking this lightly and (for now) has stopped sending out SecurID tokens. It is also giving those that depend on this security detailed advice on how to make SecurID more secure.

Hackers know quite a bit about SecurID, but in order to bypass it, hackers need the clients to divulge security information.

Customers need to scour event logs for attempted breeches and make sure their security databases are protected.

Posted by Doug Barney on 03/25/2011 at 1:18 PM


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