RSA Adds Password-Protection Layer To Fight ‘Smash-And-Grab’ Attacks

By | October 12, 2012

Source: Dark Reading

by kelly Jackson Higgins

In this article “Pilfered passwords are becoming the norm, especially in large-scale hacks that grab an e-commerce site or organization’s database of credentials all in one swoop. RSA today added an extra hurdle that attackers have to clear to actually score the booty: software that scrambles, randomizes, and splits the information so it’s not stored in a single point of failure.

The patented RSA Labs technology behind the new Distributed Credential Protection software basically makes it harder for the attackers to actually get any useful information during a breach. “It’s another level of defense-in-depth. Salting and hashing is table stakes: Every company should be doing that,” says Rachael Stockton, senior manager of data protection product marketing at RSA.”

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