posted on Mar, 18 2011 @ 08:00 PM
Seems like RSA had it severs hacked. There is a small Slash-Dot post about this, and also a press-release on RSA's web-site. The claim on Slash-Dot
is that ...
"EMC subsidiary RSA was the victim of 'an extremely sophisticated cyber attack' which resulted in the possible theft of the two-factor code used
by their SecurID products."
That could be a very
big deal for anyone who uses RSA's "SecurID" line of "two-factor-authentication" (or "2FA") products - which are kind of
the industry leader in that field.
Here are the links:
RSA's Servers Hacked
Open Letter to RSA Customers
Here's some information about 2FA, which is becoming a near-requirement in many security-senstive computer systems - which more and more is not just
the Government and Banks, but any company dealing with confidential consumer data, etc.
Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
edit on 2011-3-18 by EnhancedInterrogator because: spelling, grammar, formatting, etc.