Hackers Now Able to Create Master Key for Millions of Hotel Rooms
Security researchers from F-Secure recently proved in a study that it is possible for hackers to create a “master key” that can open potentially millions of hotel rooms using the Vision by VingCard electronic lock system.
Manufactured by a Swedish company called Assa Abloy, the system is not only used in millions of hotels in 166 countries, but on private properties as well. However, researchers Tomi Tuominen and Timo Hirvonen say that they were able to build a handheld device running a custom software that can swipe data off any keycard to produce an access token with the highest privilege.
The lock maker had already been informed of the flaw last year and has already fixed the issue with the help of the researchers.