AhnLab said on February 20 that it has acquired patent rights to the technology for “TrusLine,” a new security solution dedicated to industrial systems, at home and abroad.
TrusLine keeps the system in a normal condition by blocking malfunctions or intrusion of malicious codes. This solution ensures stable operation of the point-of-sale (POS) systems at department stores or convenience stores and of the manufacturing lines in semiconductor or automobile industries. It has been supplied to Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics now.
With respect to TrusLine, AhnLab has recently acquired patent rights to the technology to detect and block the so-called “Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) spoofing,” a technique of stealing personal information. This technology compares the system address information and ARP spoofing records on a continual basis, so it can proactively respond even when the malicious codes or execution file names keep changing themselves.
ARP spoofing is a technique whereby an attacker can forge other’s IP address and network information, intercept data traffics between PC and server, and steal personal information such as ID, password and financial information from the traffics.
“ARP spoofing is a major hacking technique of stealing personal information. Our patented technology will help many kinds of industries effectively block information leaks through POS systems or production lines,” said Cho Si-haeng, Chief Technology Officer of AhnLab.