Security is more than just a label. Every day, millions of salesmen, consultants, employees, and everyday travelers entrust the security of their most sensitive data and valuables to high-tech looking safes provided as a courtesy to guests in hotels all over the world. But exactly how safe is a safe? This talk will take a look at several popular models, and will navigate through common weaknesses and exploits in an eye-opening journey into the world of hacking hotel safes!
- Looks can be deceiving.
- Know where your weakest links are.
- Curious how it works? Open it!
- Always look for the backdoor.
- You get what you pay for.
About Babak Javadi
Babak Javadi is a hardware hacker with a wayward spirit. His first foray into the world of physical security was in the third grade, where he received detention for describing to another student in words alone how to disassemble the doorknob on the classroom door. After years of immersion in electronics and computer hardware hacking, he found his passion in the puzzling and mysterious world of high security locks and safes. After serving as a driving force within the locksport community for almost a decade and helping found the US division of The Open Organisation of Lockpickers, he has recently re-embraced the beauty of the baud and resumed hardware hacking with a vengeance. He currently serves as the President of the US group of The Open Organisation of Lockpickers (TOOOL) and is the founder of The CORE Group, a security research and consulting firm.