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Marketplace Tech Report for Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Nov 28, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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The hotel room lock that uses not a key but a card may present a big problem: A simple hack that can make for an easy burglary. It requires a $50 piece of hardware called a microcontroller. A software engineer showed off how to do it at what's called the "Black Hat" hacking conference last summer. What is a black hat hacker? It's the more mischevious version of a white hat hacker.

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Hacking hotel keycard locks, and the secret UN meeting that could change the Internet

Nov 28, 2012
Burglaries are popping up after a hacker showed off a vulnerability in keycard locks at hotels, and a UN meeting of the International Telecommunications Union next week could change the Internet as we know it.

The hotel room lock that uses not a key but a card may present a big problem: A simple hack that can make for an easy burglary. It requires a $50 piece of hardware called a microcontroller. A software engineer showed off how to do it at what’s called the “Black Hat” hacking conference last summer. What is a black hat hacker? It’s the more mischevious version of a white hat hacker.

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