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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

RSA Hack - Stealing from the Lock Smith

RSA is a security firm that provides a SecurID product used by 40 users.  Basically they provide a token that is carried and provides a code that changes every 30-60 seconds that is also entered for a login.  This way without the token logins should be secure.  The problem is the seed and the algorithm for the tokens was stolen from RSA in a hack.  This was used in the hack of Lockheed Martin.

It seems that RSA had poor security on their own network.  I guess the idea of the cobblers children having no shoes.

The RSA Hack: How They Did It - NY Times
RSA finally comes clean: SecurID is compromised - Ars Tecnnica

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