It’s shockingly easy for hackers to remotely scan and clone your work security badge


You’re riding the subway to work, or taking a smoke break outside the office, or simply strolling down the street. Someone with a backpack is standing nearby, but you think nothing of it.

Thirty seconds later that very same someone has a cloned hard copy of your work ID badge, ready to stroll right into your office. 

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This is not only possible, but “very simple” according to security researcher Dennis Maldonado. Maldonado, the founder of Houston Area Hackers Anonymous and an Adversarial Engineer at pen-testing company Lares Consulting, was speaking to a packed house of hackers at the 25th annual DEF CON in Las Vegas on Thursday. Read more…

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