Your hotel room’s electronic door lock can be hacked


  • TECH
  • Monday, 07 May 2018

Computer security researchers are warning that the electronic locks on millions of hotel rooms around the world are susceptible to hacking. Using a vulnerability in the software, researchers were able to create master keys to fit all the doors of a building. Photo: Jens Kalaene/dpa

Computer security researchers are warning that the electronic locks on millions of hotel rooms around the world are susceptible to hacking. Using a vulnerability in the software, researchers were able to create master keys to fit all the doors of a building. 

The Swedish manufacturer Assa Abloy, a specialist in the field of door locks, has since published software updates to solve the weakness identified in its “Vision Software” lock. 

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