Will sell technology to help thwart hackers that scrambles and splits passwords, then puts them on two servers. But small organizations may not be able to afford it
It’s hard enough these days to create passwords for all the Web sites you use in the office and at home, let alone keep track of them. Then you find out that the security at one of them is lousy enough that it coughed up your credentials along with a few million others.
RSA thinks it has a solution: What it calls Distributed Credential Protection, which can “scramble, randomize and split authenticaion credentials onto two servers. The company says it will “dramatically reduce” the likelihood of successful attacks on password servers.
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It will be available near the end of the year, and it won’t be cheap. That means it won’t see widespread adoption. Meanwhile your best protection is the usual advice: Change your password often on sites that have important information, and don’t link your password to multiple sites.
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