Shmoocon 2012: Attacking Proximity Card Systems

Brad Antoniewicz of Foundstone presented at Shmoocon on attacking proximity card systems.   HID is the most well known brand of cards.   We’ll see if I can summarize accurately. Like the virtual pickpocketing of credit cards, and bad guy can also clone proximity cards.   As some buildings, outside work hours you need a badge and PIN to enter the premises.   But …

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SAIC Data Break exposes 4.9 million

A SAIC employee was tasked with taking backup tapes from one facility to another.   The employee leaves the tapes in his 2003 Honda Civic for 8 hours.   The tapes and car radio were stolen.    The tapes contain 4.9 million Tricare medial records ( a good reason to not have your social security number as the ID number on …

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Grade Hacking

There is a grade changing scandal over at Walt Whitman High School locally in Montgomery County Maryland. A teacher noticed that the grades in the system did not match what he or she entered. Investigation has found 54 changes. Montgomery County Schools CTO Sherwin Collette said they believe teacher’s passwords were obtained through the use …

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NRL Employee Pleads Guilty to Computer Theft

Source: Washington Post A former computer systems administrator for the Naval Research Laboratory pleaded guilty today to a federal charge stemming from the theft of nearly 19,000 pieces of computer and office equipment. Items were stolen from 1997 until August 2007. 100 personal computers, 167 keyboards, 275 mice, 80 monitors, 187 toner cartridges and nearly …

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