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BLEKey device breaks RFID physical access controls.


Threatpost - (International) Researchers at Black Hat 2015 released details from a number of proof of concept attacks highlighting the weaknesses in the Wiegand protocol used in radio-frequency identification (RFID) readers and other proximity card devices, which they were able exploit by using a device dubbed BLEKey to read cleartext data sent from card readers to door controllers to clone cards or send data to a mobile application that can unlock doors remotely at any time.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:24:55