No building access card? No problem if you have new Def Con tools
RFID card access systems are used by most companies to let people into their buildings. But over the last few years, researchers have shown how these systems can be easily bypassed.
Francis Brown, a partner at the computer security firm Bishop Fox, has been on the forefront of much of the research. In fact, he recognized some of his tools and methods being used in the TV program Mr. Robot, which has been noted for highly accurate technical detail.
Lately, he’s been looking closely at breaching high- and ultra-high frequency RFID (radio-frequency identification) systems, which are increasingly being used for physical security systems.
He’s due to give a presentation at this year’s Def Con Hacking Conference in Las Vegas early next month with a bevy of new and improved software and hardware goodies.