Interesting new approach, explained in a MIT Tech review article by Tom Simonite. Back in 2012 Yahoo! and LinkedIn suffered important security breaches. Here is how our password could be safer:
That kind of data dump happens when an attacker gains access to the server storing user passwords. Researchers at computer security company RSA have created a system that splits passwords in two and stores each half in different locations. The two halves never come together, even when a person logs in and has his password verified. That should make it harder for someone to steal them, because a thief would need to break into both those servers, which can be protected in different ways.