SecurID hack exposes federal agencies

Tuesday - 3/22/2011, 9:30am EDT

The hack attack that breached tools provided by RSA has affected federal users, but the Homeland Security Department is advising agencies, they don't need to replace the product, called SecurID. NextGov reports DHS has sent mitigation instructions to agencies using SecurID. DHS is also working with RSA and some of its customers who operate critical infrastructure. SecurID is a set of software and hardware tools that provide two-factor authentication for logging onto networks. RSA itself says information the hackers obtained won't let them break into a system.

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