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Source: SecurityPark - Posted by Alex   
Cryptography Alternative tokenless 2FA technologies may offer much greater levels of security, especially in light of the recent news that hackers have stolen data related to RSA secure tokens Chris Russell from Swivel Secure, commented: “The recent RSA security breach has sent a shock wave through the corporate security world, which I believe will be seen by future industry commentators as the tipping point for the authentication sector. For the best part of the last decade or more the RSA SecurID token has been held up as the industry standard for 2FA and has benefited from the ‘no-one ever got fired for selecting IBM’ adage for far too long in my opinion.

“It is widely acknowledged that SecurID is not the best solution ‘technically’ for confirming the identity of individuals online, but nevertheless they have continued to grow their market share year on year because, despite the cost and the practical management issues, the perception is that it is reliable and fundamentally secure.

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