Linked by HAL2001 on Sun 20th Mar 2011 08:57 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption RSA suffered a breach and data loss following an "extremely sophisticated cyber attack." Their investigation revealed that the information extracted from the company systems is related to its SecurID two-factor authentication products. The news of the incident spread through the community like wildfire and information security professionals are offering their take on this incident. We still don't know the technical details, but it's certain that RSA's brand has taken a big hit.
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project_2501
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2006-03-20

Yet again we see that those who use security as an argument against open source are proved wrong again (incl http://www.osnews.com/comments/24538)

If the the security software makers are confident of the design of their system, then there is nothing to hide, and nothing to be afraid of if people get access to software maker assets.

Let me repeat that - nothing to be afraid of if bad people get access to software maker assets. The only thing you need to protect is YOUR organisation's key management system. Not the vendors.

Why is it that the otherwise intelligent security community is really thick when it comes to dealing the cartel of old guard software vendors?

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