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Admission Comes Too Late, Some Say

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June 8, 2011

Industry experts say RSA Security's admission--after a hacking attack in March--that its SecurID tokens are vulnerable came too late, The New York Times reports. Computer security consultants "have been increasingly critical of how long it took the company to acknowledge the severity of the problem," the report states, raising the possibility that customers will seek other technologies for their computer networks. RSA had previously stated that replacement tokens were unnecessary but now offers replacements. "They got pushed really hard by some of their customers," said one chief technology officer, adding, "They came around, but they came around late." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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