• Maria Holler

McConnell Golf Selects BlindHash to Make Members’ Online Passwords Virtually Impossible to Steal

August 8, 2017



Leading Golf Club Operator Implements New Technology that Prevents Hackers from Compromising Member Accounts.

 

RALEIGH, N.C. August 4th, 2017 – BlindHash, the company that makes password databases unhackable, today announced that McConnell Golf, LLC, operator of some of the US’s leading golf clubs, has selected its breakthrough technology to protect the privacy and security of its members’ online accounts. By deploying BlindHash, McConnell Golf has made its password database unfeasible to steal and decrypt.


According to the 2017 IBM Cost of Data Breach Study, the average cost for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information is $141, while the global average cost of a data breach is $3.62 million.


“This was really a no-brainer for us,” said Christian Anastasiadis, COO of McConnell Golf. “Installing BlindHash was simple and our members were not required to take any action.  We are all told that we should not use the same passwords at multiple sites, but we know, in reality we all are guilty. We, as a company, have to be mindful of bad habits and we had to act. We are now confident that if a member’s password is compromised from an offline attack that it did not happen on our site.”


The patented BlindHash technology protects companies from the cost, embarrassment and liability of a password breach. It completely protects passwords, even if the database is accessed, and eliminates the need for password resets after a breach. BlindHash is completely invisible to the end-user, easy to integrate and makes offline attacks both physically and economically unfeasible.


“Private Clubs are high profile and soft targets for hackers, since their members are typically high net worth individuals,” said Ray McDonald, CEO of BlindHash. “For McConnell Golf, BlindHash provides low-cost insurance that members’ passwords will not be stolen. This not only prevents fraud from occurring on company operated websites, but also protects members who may be re-using the same password on multiple internet properties.”


About McConnell Golf


McConnell Golf (www.mcconnellgolf.com) offers pure golf for the true golfer as a privately held company offering unlimited access to world-class facilities and golf courses designed by legends Donald Ross, Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman and Hale Irwin. Founded in 2003, McConnell Golf provides members a quality golf experience at any of its thirteen award-winning courses.


About BlindHash


BlindHash’s mission is to restore trust in passwords. The company’s patented technology prevents offline attacks by making password databases impossible to steal, is completely transparent to end-users, integrates seamlessly with existing infrastructures and has no impact on performance. To learn more, visit www.blindhash.com.


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Contacts:


Ray McDonald, 919-922-4171, rmcdonald@blindhash.com