Keycard lockmaker to charge hotels to fix its security flaw8/18/2012
Onity is a leading maker of hotel keycard locks -- you know, the ubiquitous ones on every hotel door ever -- and recently it came up with a fix for a security flaw in said locks. But there’s a catch -- for affected hotels who want more than a patchwork fix, Onity is requiring they pay for the repairs. The company only acknowledged the problem after developer Cody Brocious made a presentation at a security conference last month in which he showed a cheap homemade device that could hack the locks in seconds. Onity said it is offering a quick fix and a permanent fix, the latter one requiring a hardware change for each lock, and that the company is charging a fee for. [Source]
Should Onity replace the locks without charge?