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Hacker turns toy into tool that can open garage doors in seconds

Lucian Constantin | June 8, 2015
Owners of fixed-code garage door openers might want to consider upgrading them because a researcher has developed a technique that guesses the numbers in seconds.

Kamkar released proof-of-concept code for his attack on GitHub, but the code is intentionally incomplete to avoid abuse by criminals.

"It almost works, but just not quite, and is released to educate," the researcher said. "If you are an expert in RF and microcontrollers, you could fix it, but then you wouldn't need my help in the first place, would you."

 

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