Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Geek.com)   Hackers compromise four million hotel locks using a small device hidden inside a standard dry erase marker   (geek.com ) divider line
    More: Interesting, dry-erase  
•       •       •

9331 clicks; posted to Geek » on 05 Oct 2012 at 1:40 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2012-10-05 03:49:12 PM  
2 votes:
Why is it such news that hotel rooms aren't safe? They never have been. They're as safe as they can be cheaply made to be while using interchangeable locks.
2012-10-05 01:44:26 PM  
2 votes:
And this is worrysome, yet all the highly paid and thoroughly vetted hotel staff with master keys aren't a problem for you?
2012-10-05 11:50:35 AM  
2 votes:

ZAZ: Have you ever really stopped to think about how secure those hotel keycards and electronic locks are?

I've stopped to think about how the law of most or all states protects hotels from lawsuits over stolen property left in hotel rooms. They only need to make guests feel secure.


ah yes, our ever precious illusion of safety. ye gods, we can't have anything shattering THAT now can we?

incidentally, I'm wondering how difficult it would be to build one of these things. I kinda suck with hardware and could use the practice.
2012-10-05 08:50:01 PM  
1 vote:
I worked for a company that designs these kinds of locks over ten years ago. It was known then too. It's an industry based in tradition and security through obscurity, and some old PICs too.
2012-10-05 08:42:57 PM  
1 vote:
2012-10-05 06:43:51 PM  
1 vote:
I can open any hotel/motel door.

*knock*knock* "I'm here with your extra pillows."
2012-10-05 05:21:34 PM  
1 vote:

ApatheticMonkey: MikeSass: What a waste of bandwidth. That article imparted no additional infomation beyond what was in Subby's headline. It doesn't even hint at what sort of strategy was used, how it might be plausible, or even how stupid an idea it is when getting into a hotel room through other methods is so much easier.

Fail.

There's a whitepaper out there. Just google it.


Or go to any decent infosec of physec conference.

This is not exactly a new exploit.

(I think Shmoocon had one of these as part of their lock picking courses last year)
2012-10-05 05:18:07 PM  
1 vote:

MikeSass: What a waste of bandwidth. That article imparted no additional infomation beyond what was in Subby's headline. It doesn't even hint at what sort of strategy was used, how it might be plausible, or even how stupid an idea it is when getting into a hotel room through other methods is so much easier.

Fail.


There's a whitepaper out there. Just google it.
2012-10-05 02:09:12 PM  
1 vote:
"The company responsible for the popular locks, Onity, has promised that it is going to find a fix to this exploit."

... in future models. The 4+ million that are already in place will still be vulnerable.
2012-10-05 01:17:59 PM  
1 vote:
That looks stupid easy to build.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-10-05 11:38:52 AM  
1 vote:
Have you ever really stopped to think about how secure those hotel keycards and electronic locks are?

I've stopped to think about how the law of most or all states protects hotels from lawsuits over stolen property left in hotel rooms. They only need to make guests feel secure.
 
Displayed 11 of 11 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report