Major vulnerabilities in office security and RFID systems

July 19, 2013 – 6:09 AM

At the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, researchers will reveal critical vulnerabilities in many of the world’s most widely-used building security systems and RFID‑based badging systems.

Bishop Fox Senior Security Analysts Drew Porter and Stephen Smith and Partner Fran Brown will be presenting two separate talks that showcase methods of bypassing physical security systems used by millions in buildings all over the globe. They’ll reveal vulnerabilities in badging systems widely used to control access to buildings and secured areas.

In their talk, Porter and Smith demonstrate flaws in the digital systems and sensors used by more than 36 million office, building, and home security systems in the United States. Both researchers will give a detailed description of methods that can be used to prevent the tripping of commonly-used building security sensors, enabling an attacker to bypass electronic alarms and surveillance systems to access secure doors without setting off an alarm.

Using these methods and tools, an attacker could easily break into any home and many businesses without triggering the alarm systems installed within.


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