Wednesday, August 22, 2012

How Secure Are Those Key Card Hotel Keys?

Not very, apparently. Anybody with a home-made electronic gizmo and a screwdriver can defeat them, as this fellow demonstrates.

It's somewhat reassuring that the manufacturer has already responded by offering a couple of fixes.

Of course, anybody staying in a hotel room should already be well aware that others have access.

You can read a good overview of this situation in the travel blog Hack My Trip here.

The Forbes article linked there is well worth reading as well. You can read it here.

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