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Hotel door locks could have been easily hacked by fake master keys

26 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

Hotel door locks can be compromised by simple tweaks to their in-built security software, according to research from one of the world's biggest cybersecurity firms. A team from F-Secure found that a software system used in hotels around the world, including many well-known chains, can be hacked to possibly grant criminals entries to multiple rooms. F-Secure's researchers studied card keys from a wide range of hotels, and found that using hardware costing only a few hundred euros, they could create a tool allowing them to create so-called "master keys" that could bypass the protection...
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Security flaw could allow hackers to create hotel master keys

Security flaw could allow hackers to create hotel master keys

26 days ago   |   By Beta News

Most hotel chains these days rely on some sort of electronic key card mechanism rather than more traditional locks. Researchers at F-Secure have found that hotels worldwide are using an electronic lock system with a flaw that could be exploited by an attacker to gain access to any room in the building. The attack involves using any ordinary electronic key to the target facility - even one that's long expired, discarded, or used to access spaces such as a garage or closet. Using information on the key, the researchers are able to create a master key with privileges to open...
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