Hyatt House Galleria in Houston, Texas, falls prey to door lock hackers

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    || Hyatt House Galleria in Houston, Texas, falls prey to door lock hackers ||

    Interesting food for thoughts....
     
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    Better to fix it now then to get a bad rep for lax security.
     
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    In an ideal world, this is the way to do it. Sadly, in reality, this isn't always the case.:(
     
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    I have a reservation next week here as I have a business trip to Houston and need a few more Hyatt stays. This post as well as comments on TOBB have me worried. Has anyone stayed here recently? Any other Hyatt's within reasonable driving of the Brookhollow area?
     
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    I think it was just a matter of time though, and although it's unfortunate that this particular hotel was the target, I'm sure that it was just convenient and won't be the last we hear about this.

    There was a sizeable thread going over the exploit itself, and Onity's solution is borderline garbage (the "mechanical" fix that they offered was simply to cover the plug used to access the lock). The problem is that an actual fix will require significant investment of both time and money, and I wouldn't be surprised if it takes a very long time for every lock in every affected hotel to be addressed.
     
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