Could SMS PASSCODE protect end-users from the Heartbleed flaw?

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During the past week voices from across the industry have been commenting and predicting on the Heartbleed flaw. So to avoid speculation with regard to SMS PASSCODE, we should like to be clear. SMS PASSCODE is not affected by the Heartbleed flaw – Neither the product nor the company.

In fact the Heartbleed flaw emphasizes the need for session specific Multi-Factor Authentication. The vulnerability enables a hacker to obtain random data portions from a web server’s memory, which dramatically increases the risk for successful phishing attacks. With SMS PASSCODE in place however, even if a hacker manages to lift user credentials of a server’s memory, his chance of gaining access to the company network is infinitely slim.

So with due respect to the devastating impact of the flaw the answer to the question is: Yes, SMS PASSCODE could definitely protect end-users from the Heartbleed flaw.

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About Vanessa Cardwell

I'm a marketing communications professional working within the technology industry for a great reseller called Network Utilities. Network Utilities (Systems) Ltd have been providing identity centric network and security solutions to organisations ranging from Telecoms and ISPs to large corporates and SMEs for over twenty years. Partnering closely with both industry leading and niche technology vendors to bring customers the best solutions the industry has to offer. I communicate every day with our customers & prospects to keep them up to date on the latest industry news and information on the products and solutions from our portfolio and I'm motivated by any new marketing techniques and methods we can use to do this. There's lots of great content posted regularly on our blog to help organisations like yours find the right IT security solution for you and your business. You can stay up to date by: • Following us on twitter @networkutils • Visiting our website • Following our blog

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