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EMC’s anti-hacking division hacked

Sunday, March 20, 2011 0:40 No Comments

The world’s biggest maker of data storage computers on Thursday said that its security division has been hacked, and that the intruders compromised a widely used technology for preventing computer break-ins. The breach is an embarrassment for EMC Corp., also a premier security vendor, and potentially threatens highly sensitive computer systems. The incident is a rare public acknowledgement by a security company that its internal anti-hacking technologies have been hacked. It is especially troubling because the technology sold by EMC’s security division, RSA, plays an important role in making sure unauthorized people aren’t allowed to log into heavily guarded network

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