Because we believe in expanding your risk analysis to go beyond GLBA requirements, we’re always looking for ways to show that the issue is technology risk and information risk as much as it is information security risk.
Millions of cardkey door locks on hotel rooms across the world now compromised
Videos posted on YouTube have confirmed that hackers have been able to open keycard locks installed on millions of hotel rooms all around the world. With only a trip to Radio Shack to purchase $50 worth of parts, any hacker could break into these Onity cardkey door locks which are installed on Hilton Hotel rooms. By inserting the homemade tool into the bottom of the lock, the door can be opened in mere seconds.
The company who makes the locks, Onity, could not believe the reports and passed them off as “unreliable” and considered its lock foolproof. That seemed to strike a nerve in the hacker community as hackers everywhere took to online forums and chat rooms to prove their exploits were real and were incredibly successful. It’s hard to argue with video proof.
Check out the videos for yourself and read the full article by Andy Greenberg here.