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RSA SecurID admin console can issue emergency access to decent social engineers

Stop us if you've heard this one: an emergency access feature offered by RSA for SecurID token customers isn't completely secure. That's the opinion of pentest outfit Netspi, whose Alexander Leary worked out how to abuse the SecurID Emergency Access Tokencodes (EAT). The use-once codes are intended to provide a temporary …
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Layoffs at EMC's RSA security division

RSA, the security division of EMC, has confirmed plans to restructure its business, a move than means an unspecified number of long-term staffers will be shown the door. Details are scarce, for now, but RSA said that it plans to make new hires that will more than offset job losses by start of 2014. It wrote in an email: …
John Leyden, 20 Sep 2013
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NSA's top spook blames China for RSA hack

The director of the US National Security Agency has named China as the country behind last year's high profile hack against RSA that resulted in the extraction of data related to SecurID tokens. The information extracted in the March 2011 hack was later used in an unsuccessful attack against Lockheed Martin. Other US defence …
John Leyden, 29 Mar 2012
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Krebs nabs ‘RSA attack’ list

When RSA’s network security was breached earlier this year, the result wasn’t only the replacement of its SecurID tokens all over the world. At the time, specialists believed that similar techniques could have been deployed against other victims who mostly didn’t go public. Only a handful of stories confirmed the use of …
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Phishing email used in serious RSA attack surfaces

The theft of secret data related to RSA's SecurID tokens used by 40 million employees to access sensitive networks likely started with a 13-word email, evidence uncovered through a researcher's dogged sleuthing suggests. “I forward this file to you for review,” the unsigned email, sent to four employees of RSA's parent company …
Dan Goodin, 26 Aug 2011
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SecurID breach cost RSA $66m

The security breach that targeted sensitive data relating to RSA's SecurID two-factor authentication product has cost parent company EMC $66m in the second quarter, The Washington Post has reported. The king's ransom was spent after RSA issued a vaguely worded letter in March warning that undisclosed information had been stolen …
Dan Goodin, 27 Jul 2011
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RSA appoints security chief amid blistering criticism

RSA has appointed its first chief security officer, three months after a data theft on its network contributed to the hack of the world's biggest defense contractor, and possibly other important customers. RSA awarded the position to Eddie Schwartz, who held a similar title at NetWitness, the security monitoring firm acquired …
Dan Goodin, 10 Jun 2011
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Australian banks start replacing RSA tokens

The ongoing fallout in Australia from the RSA security hack continues, with both Westpac and ANZ Bank announcing they will replace customers’ tokens. Another of Australia’s “big four”, the Commonwealth Bank, is yet to decide its course of action, while there’s been no word yet from the National Australia Bank. Westpac has not …
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RSA makes token offer to worried customers

RSA has offered to replace its customers' security tokens following confirmation that an important customer had come under attack, in an incident made possible by an earlier high-profile hack against RSA's systems. SecurID, RSA's two-factor authentication system, uses a token which generates a pseudo-random six-digit passcode …
John Leyden, 7 Jun 2011
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Stolen RSA data used to hack defense contractor

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin has confirmed that a recent attack on its network was aided by the theft of confidential data relating to RSA SecurID tokens employees use to access sensitive corporate and government computer systems. According to an email the company sent to reporters, theft of the data for the RSA tokens …
Dan Goodin, 6 Jun 2011
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Lockheed Martin suspends remote access after network 'intrusion'

Lockheed Martin has reportedly suspended remote access to email and corporate apps following the discover of a network intrusion that may be linked to the high-profile breach against RSA earlier this year. The manufacturer of F-22 and F-35 fighter planes has reset passwords in response to a "major internal computer network …
John Leyden, 27 May 2011
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RSA explains how attackers breached its systems

RSA has provided more information on the high-profile attack against systems behind the EMC division's flagship SecurID two factor authentication product. The security firm, criticised for its refusal to discuss the hack – aside from warning that the security of SecurID might be reduced – broke its silence to provide a fair …
John Leyden, 4 Apr 2011

RSA won't talk? Assume SecurID is broken

Comment It's been a week since RSA dropped a vaguely worded bombshell on 30,000 customers that the soundness of the SecurID system they used to secure their corporate and governmental networks was compromised after hackers stole confidential information concerning the two-factor authentication product. For seven days, reporters, …
Dan Goodin, 24 Mar 2011

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