physical security

Social Engineering For Hire

There’s an article in PC Magazine about a company called TraceSecurity that performs audits of physical security via social engineering.  Essentially, companies hire them to steal data, and they do so by simply talking their way into the facility and getting unrestricted physical access to the servers. If a skilled attacker has unrestricted physical access […]

attacks, physical security, risk

Steal Cars Electronically

At Crypty 2007 in August, Eli Beeham, et. al. presented a paper called “How to Steal Cars,” describing how they have bypassed the KeyLoq remote keyless entry system — the system used in the majority of the remote keyless entry key fobs. These systems are supposed to be secure — they use a 32-bit block […]

attacks, crypto, hardware, physical security