Disregard for Security in Security Products – continued
At the RSA show it is not uncommon to bump into a hacker. But when four or five of them are huddled together you know some really cool or really scary has their attention. In this case it was a little invention by IOActive. The Seattle company is well known for the superstar lineup in its advisory board and management team. This is one of the few firms officially invited to test the Microsoft Vista operating system code before release.
The fellow grabbing the attention was a colorful geek with an HID reader and card. He was showing off his small gizmo that could copy and clone an HID card in 20 seconds. Serious, if he gets his hands on your HID access card for 20 seconds, you can be sure hell be able to get through the door posing as you.
The some guys were talking animatedly about how to crack this physical access control system, and that surveillance DVR.
Stay tuned for more reports from the RSA security show in San Francisco this week.