Many Hotel Keycard Locks Can Be Easily Circumvented

January 1st, 2013

ThiefBack in July, security researcher Cody Brocious demonstrated how to easily circumvent keycard locks that are manufactured by Onity (a popular brand). Now thieves are using the technique to steal items from locked hotel rooms. To make things worse, however, many hotels won’t be fixing the problem any time soon.

(via Kim Komando)

Update: Onity has changed its mind and is now offering a partial recall of the affected locks, but only to certain customers.

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