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Windows 7: RSA comes clean, SecurID is compromised

08 Jun 2011   #11
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

For an enterprise or government entity, the cloud offers offloading of risk and security management, particularly when there is FISMA and FIPS compliance. Whether or not it makes logical or monetary sense doesn't matter when it offers the former. It's much easier to point a finger than to build security into your infrastructure.


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09 Jun 2011   #12
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Standard Corporate Behaviour

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
I've never understood the logic behind cloud computing.
To convince people to pay for something they can already do themselves for "free".
Once they have your data, they can demand constant ever increasing "ransom" payments.

As an added bonus they can sift your data, sell it to "Madison Avenue" and you can receive spam 24/7.

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Perhaps in some sort of futuristic public terminal kind of capacity just for general information reasons. I just never see it as being viable for even most business and definitely not for home use though.
It's aimed at the "clowns" who claim you can do everything on a netbook (or tablet) so you don't need a desktop.
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09 Jun 2011   #13
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

RSA encryption is a great tool. It's a shame their implementation is flawed.
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09 Jun 2011   #14
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
RSA encryption is a great tool. It's a shame their implementation is flawed.
Their implementation isn't flawed; they were hacked and someone stole integral information about it. RSA is very well implemented but it's obviously not a silver bullet, just like anything else. What's flawed is their network security.
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09 Jun 2011   #15
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
RSA encryption is a great tool. It's a shame their implementation is flawed.
Their implementation isn't flawed; they were hacked and someone stole integral information about it. RSA is very well implemented but it's obviously not a silver bullet, just like anything else. What's flawed is their network security.
Oh, I see, the article isn't that well written and focuses more on their implementation than the fact they were hacked.
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09 Jun 2011   #16
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
RSA encryption is a great tool. It's a shame their implementation is flawed.
Their implementation isn't flawed; they were hacked and someone stole integral information about it. RSA is very well implemented but it's obviously not a silver bullet, just like anything else. What's flawed is their network security.
Oh, I see, the article isn't that well written and focuses more on their implementation than the fact they were hacked.
Yea, the article is pretty bad.
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09 Jun 2011   #17
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yeah sorry about that article I linked it was just the first one I could find available that was more than one or two short sentences on the subject.
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09 Jun 2011   #18
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

No worries, we're getting the gist of it all hashed out in here anyway. Information on that was/is hard to come by.
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12 Jun 2011   #19
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

The hacking smell's like a inside job to me. To me a cloud is some place other than your own where you information is stored. Like Face Book, Sony, email, ect. We all know what can happen when you loose control of your information. Security for cloud computing is 5 years behind where it should be. Cloud computing is being pushed because it's something to sell. Microsoft doesn't sell hard drives but they do sell clouds. This goes for many large companies who are slamming cloud computing up our ying yangs. When the cloud you use gets hacked what do the customers get. The company who owns the cloud says their sorry, they will fix the problem, on and on and on. Have a nice day. Your information is still hacked and you have no control. The RSA was hacked. You check you internal security and then you go back to RSA and pray it won't happen again. Is their another choice?
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13 Jun 2011   #20
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Are you sure you posted in the right thread? This has nothing to do with cloud computing.
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