Authentico Technologies and Intrinsic ID Announce Partnership to Develop Next-Generation Database Security

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“An SRAM PUF-based password storage solution won’t leak passwords and so is safe from malware and hackers.” – Pim Tuyls, Intrinsic ID CEO

Intrinsic ID, the world’s leading provider of digital authentication technology for Internet of Things security and embedded applications, and Authentico Technologies, a developer of cybersecurity solutions, today announced the companies are collaborating to develop a next-generation database security system. By combining the key management technology of Intrinsic ID’s BROADKEY with Authentico’s patented system for secure password storage, the companies will develop a solution that vastly enhances the protection of passwords.

“We will make the bulk theft of passwords essentially impossible,” said Philip Lundin, chief executive officer of Authentico Technologies. “Hashing and salting passwords – historically the best practice for password storage – is not sufficient because hackers can still recover passwords from stolen database records. Our new approach will make password databases malware and hacker proof.”

Authentico and Intrinsic ID will develop a centralized hardware unit that can be installed on an enterprise’s servers. The device works as a plug-and-play product and, once running, it enhances security without any noticeable change in the user experience or login process.

“An SRAM PUF-based password storage solution won’t leak passwords and so is safe from malware and hackers,” said Pim Tuyls, chief executive officer of Intrinsic ID. “Authentico Technologies has taken an innovative approach to the very serious problem of password security, and through our joint collaboration we have conceived a product that should put an end to bulk…

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