No building access control card? No problem if you have new tools

Posted by brunson stafford on May 6th, 2018

RFID card access systems are being used by most companies to let people within their complexes. But over the previous couple of years, researchers have shown how these systems can be easily bypassed.

Francis Brown, a partner at the computer security organization Bishop Fox, has recently been on the forefront of much of the research. In fact, he identified some of his tools and methods being used in the television program Mr. Robot, that can be noted for highly accurate technical detail.

Recently, he's been looking carefully at breaching high- and ultra-high frequency RFID (radio-frequency identification) systems, which are increasingly becoming utilized for physical security systems.

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He's due to give a presentation at this year's Def Scam Hacking Conference in Algunas Vegas early next month with a bevy of new and improved software and hardware goodies.

"There are all kinds of areas that folks aren't considering at all that are fresh for exploitation, " this individual said.

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