Hotel key security flaw demonstrated at Black Hat conference

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_...ty-flaw-demonstrated-at-black-hat-conference/

    You can tell a Black Hat security conference is successful by how much fear the presentations instill afterward. This summer, one hacker will demonstrate how he can hack a hotel lock with just $50 worth of supplies.

    Mozilla software developer Cody Brocious will give a presentation Tuesday at the Black Hat USA 2012 conference, demonstrating how to open a hotel lock from the manufacturer Onity in a matter of seconds.

    According to Forbes, Brocious built an open-source gadget with a plug that can be inserted into a DC power port of a hotel lock. The 24-year-old hacker's device worked on standard Onity locks that were ordered online, but when tested in hotel rooms in New York City, Brocious got mixed results. Of three hotel locks, Brocious was able to open just one.

    Brocious was able to accomplish the hack by replicating a portable programming device that hotel staff members use to assign master keys to doors. His device is able read the string of data that is stored in a lock's memory.

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    Amazing isn't it?:cool:
     
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    It is just state of the art lock picking. Instead of using picks; its software.​
     
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