Brinks safe can be hacked with just a USB stick
In the old days, thieves used explosives to get into a safe. But these days for one kind of Brinks safe, all it takes is a USB stick with 100 lines of code.
The surprising findings will be described at the Def Con Hacking Conference early next month in Las Vegas and marks a year’s research by Daniel Petro and Oscar Salazar of security company Bishop Fox.
Some of Bishop Fox’s customers use Brinks’ CompuSafe Galileo, a modernized safe that makes cash management easier for businesses.
Employees can insert cash into the machine, which is counted. The CompuSafe generates reports for stores and can provide cash totals to banks, which can grant provisional credit for the deposits made before the cash is actually transported.