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New encryption method

posted Oct 10, 2012, 12:36 PM by Rolfe James   [ updated Oct 10, 2012, 12:40 PM ]

New encryption method avoids hacks by saving your password in multiple locations

One of the central problems in modern computer security is the need to protect an ever-increasing amount of user data from an enormous array of potential threats. Researchers at the security firm RSA have proposed a new method of securing passwords from database hacks: breaking them into pieces and storing them in separation locations. From the user’s perspective, nothing would change — you’d visit a website, type your password, and log in normally.

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