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Hotel room break-ins blamed on hacked locks

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | Nov. 29, 2012
A string of break-ins at a Houston hotel are being blamed on hackers who exploited a flaw in room locks, a vulnerability that was exposed this year at the Black Hat Security Conference in Las Vegas.

"If such a significant issue were to exist in a car, customers would likely expect a complete recall at the expense of the manufacturer...I can't help but feel that Onity has the same responsibility to their customers, and to customers staying in hotels protected by Onity locks," he wrote.

The bottom line is that there are still a lot of unfixed Onity locks out there -- hundreds of thousands, if not millions. So when you're traveling this holiday season, be sure to check your hotel room lock and always use the safe.

 

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