IP-Based Card Security Keylocks Cracked by Android App - 'Caribou'

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  1. dgstorm

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBDVkY9KgtM&feature=player_detailpage]YouTube - Cardkey system exploited using an Android app[/ame]

    Above is a fairly scary demonstration of just how powerful an Android app can be. Security researcher Ian Robertson, has created an Android app called 'Caribou', that has the ability to easily bypass security on the wide-spread Cardkey door control systems. These are systems in place in numerous places, like office buildings and hotels.

    The app can even remotely take over all the doors of a Cardkey system! In fact, to further scare the 'bejeezus' out of us, here's a quote from his website at cybersecurityguy.com,
    Lest you think that we are supporting thieves here on the website, please realize that Mr. Robertson is paid to do this professionally. Here's what his website further elaborates that he and his partner, Michael Gough, are
    It's still pretty incredible to ponder just how powerful 'Andy' really is. James Bond would use Android.

    Source: Android.net via Cybersecurityguy.com
     
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    So first you need the IP address of the target cardkey device. That in itself is pretty obscure. However, if it were to be able to be used by the new tech coming in android phones (Near Field Communication), that would be much more impressive. Still though, pretty cool.
     
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    "My name? Bond, James Bond. Now if you'll excuse me.."

    Then he pulls out a Droid X which turns into heliboathome and he rides off into the sunset :p
     
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