Sunday, August 24, 2008

Medeco hacked at DefCon 2008

Ahh, the holy grail. Basically, if anyone gets to photograph your medeco keys, any hacker can whittle a blank from that photo and bypass these "high security" locks.

Add "Obtain photograph of building keys" as a node in your physical security threat models ;-)

Working Medeco high-security keys can be whittled out of plastic - Boing Boing
Researchers at DefCon in Vegas have demonstrated that they can make "high security" Medeco key-blanks out of the plastic used in credit-cards, and then whittle them into working keys by referring to low-resolution photos of original keys.

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