InfoSec Links July 28, 2014

Here's How Easy It Could Be for Hackers to Control Your Hotel Room - Kim Zetter - Wired

The attack surface for hotels will increase as more electronic amenities are added to rooms. Security should be kept in mind from both the hotel side and the guest side.

How Thieves Can Hack and Disable Your Home Alarm System - Kim Zetter - Wired

It looks like some home security companies have some work to do in the security arena. Codes are being transmitted in a way that allows someone with the right equipment to capture your home alarm system code and they don’t necessarily need to be standing in front of your house. I like the idea of rotating numbers similar to what you get with two-factor authentication.

The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor's Home - Andy Greenberg - Wired

This is scary. And even more scary is the fact that the company who designed an app to make keys with a picture seems to downplay some of the concerns surrounding that technique.