Hacker Will Expose Potential Security Flaw In Four Million Hotel Room Keycard Locks
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❝ He doesn’t plan to complete the development and debugging of the technique himself, due to what he says are time constraints and concerns about what a universally effective exploit would mean for the security of millions of hotel guests. But he believes that with more experimentation and tweaking, someone could easily access a significant fraction of hotel rooms around the country without leaving a trace. ❞
Sparks the age-old discussion of whether or not hacking leaves the world better or not. I would sway to the "Yes" side of this, because the hacks exist whether or not they are published. Bringing light to weaknesses like this can only help security in the long run and is "the market" doing its job to correct inferior products.
Yes, it's better to expose problems publicly.
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