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(897) Review: Master Lock’s Bluetooth Padlock


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  1. It’s about time things was made fair. I’ve entered almost every time. And have not won not 1 single time. Count the give aways. That’s alot

  2. What did Bill do to his thumb? His hands get torn up worse than mine, and that is a feat that is not easily accomplished. Blue tooth locks will be as vulnerable as our hands, with open source tools for cracking & hacking. I think that is a given. When Discover sends me new credit cards every year or so because some retailer got hacked, how good can these locks actually be?

  3. One of the talks at this year’s Defcon (happening right now) is about these locks:

    Picking Bluetooth Low Energy Locks from a Quarter Mile Away
    Anthony Rose, Ben Ramsey

    Many Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) enabled deadbolts and padlocks have hit the market recently. These devices promise convenience and security through smartphone control. We investigated sixteen of these products from multiple vendors and discovered wireless vulnerabilities in most of them. Using a $50 antenna, we successfully picked vulnerable locks from over 400 meters away. In this presentation we introduce open source tools to crack each of the vulnerable BLE locks. Furthermore, after surveying the open source Bluetooth hacking tools currently available, we find very little support for BLE. So, to make discovering and range finding to BLE devices easier, we introduce a new open source warwalking tool compatible with both Bluetooth Classic and BLE.

    These locks are being relied upon by consumers to protect their homes and property and they need to be fully aware of the risks. By revealing the security vulnerabilities in BTLE locks from multiple vendors and by releasing open source tools to crack them wirelessly, we hope to put pressure on companies to improve security in future products. Plus, we will perform live demos of two of our tools.

    BIO: Anthony Rose is an electrical engineer with five years of network security experience. His prior work includes traffic and quality optimization for wireless video protocols. Currently he focuses on Bluetooth security and wireless penetration testing.

    BIO:Ben Ramsey, PhD, CISSP, has over a decade of experience in network security research. His work focuses on critical infrastructure protection and low power wireless protocols, such as ZigBee, Z-Wave, and Bluetooth Low Energy. He has published in several academic journals and has presented research at multiple conferences, including GLOBECOM, MILCOM, SenseApp, and ShmooCon.

  4. Well I was kind of surprised of how easy it was to get into it but then again I wasn’t. It being a cast body and screwed together you would think it would be easier to fall apart.

  5. giving it an 8 is a bit cheeky but as you say its a handy bit of kit for the techies out there who go to gyms and can have fun saying to there friends ‘hey watch this’ then proceed to demonstrate how clever it is I guess IT workers would love it and to be fair a good hand grinder will open most padlocks ,it would be just a little bit visual grinding away in the gym,good video as usual Bob

  6. Hey Bill! Do you think a rare earth magnet could get at that? Thanks for the show

  7. I just saw a video where a guy opened that lock with a torch, the lock just melted away and opened.

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