Hackers built a ‘master key’ for millions of hotel rooms

Zack Whittaker reports:

Security researchers have built a master key that exploits a design flaw in a popular and widely used hotel electronic lock system, allowing unfettered access to every room in the building.

The electronic lock system, known as Vision by VingCard and built by Swedish lock manufacturer Assa Abloy, is used in more than 42,000 properties in 166 countries, amounting to millions of hotel rooms — as well as garages and storage units.

Concerned about your security now? From what Zack reports, it sounds like maybe we should be.  Although there’s no one performing this attack in the wild that the researchers are aware of, it sounds like not every hotel using the lock system has patched and updated. Read more on ZDNet.

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