Hackers spoof hotel master key

At the Infiltrate conference, Tomi Tuominen and Hirvonen will explain how they can create a  hotel master key in under a minute. Using a two-step process they take $300 RFID card reading tool and a hotel keycard to reduce the number of possibilities for the master. The remaining codes can be run at the door to gain access to almost any room.

Reported by Wired

Province’s head of cybersecurity bashes media over reporting on data breach

Robert Samuel, Chief Information Security Officer of the province of Nova Scotia, took to social media to discuss his thoughts about recent breaches and data. In particular, his concern about the press exaggerating facts, figures, and reporting speculation to sell more stories. He requests that people directly contact him to clarify issues.

Reported by Halifax Today