Hotel electronic locks vulnerable to simple security token manipulation hack

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Security researchers have revealed a hack that allows for the creation of a master key that can be used to access electronic locks used by tens of thousands of hotels, putting the security of hotel rooms at risk. Detailed by Tomi Tuominen and Timo Hirvonen, both researchers at cybersecurity firm F-Secure, the hack, described as taking one minute, involves the creation of a master key that can access swipe card readers manufactured by Swedish lock manufacturer Assa Abloy called Vision by VingCar.

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