ANZ to replace 50,000 SecurID tokens

Summary:ANZ Bank is set to replace approximately 50,000 RSA SecurID tokens currently used by its customers and staff, after RSA was hacked in March.

ANZ Bank is set to replace approximately 50,000 RSA SecurID tokens currently used by its customers and staff, after RSA was hacked in March.

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"ANZ has decided to re-issue new RSA tokens to all customers and staff currently using the technology," ANZ told ZDNet Australia in a statement.

"While there is no direct threat to ANZ customers, we believe this is the best course of action given recent advice from RSA," ANZ added, assuring customers that the tokens make up just one layer of the bank's "multi-layered security measures".

The bank will be replacing the tokens at no cost to customers.

The Commonwealth Bank is currently holding discussions with RSA over its ongoing use of the token technology for staff. In the meantime, the company told ZDNet Australia that it has added an additional layer of security.

Topics: Security, Banking

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