SecurID Suffers Data Security Breach

RSA, one of the pioneering companies of information security and the creator of SecurID technology in use by thousands of corporations worldwide, was the target and victim of an advanced persistent threat attack, according to a letter from their Executive Chairman.

In an article at the New York Times, Whitfield Diffie, the crytographic granddaddy of the Diffie-Hellman key exchange protocol, says a worst case scenario could be the master key for SecurID was stolen. Although an unlikely scenario, if true it could render the device useless.

The device is in use by approximately 40 million people securing the assets of approximately 250 million people worldwide.

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