Man allegedly used publicized keycard lock hack to rob hotel room11/28/2012
At a July hacker conference, software developer Cody Brocious demonstrated how he could open any Onity keycard lock, used by many hotels around the world, with a simple and cheap homemade device. Brocious said he did so to raise awareness of the security flaw. Fast forward a few months and Matthew Allen Cook is arrested for robbing a Hyatt hotel room in Houston, after he allegedly hacked the keycard lock using the same method. There are unconfirmed reports there have been similar hotel break-ins in Houston and it remains to be seen how this potentially widespread security flaw will be addressed. For now, this particular Hyatt hotel has plugged its locks with "epoxy putty." [Source]
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