How to Protect Against Hotel Door Hacking July 17, 2019February 24, 2010 by Barbara Weibel SharePinTweetFlipJust in time for my trip comes this video about hotel door hacking and how to protect against it:
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Thank you for another good article. I pray that Bangkok Thailand stays peaceful. I really like this country and the Thai people.
Thanks for sharing the information, GB
So in the end it’s a question of luck 🙂 The luck not to be robbed, not to tempt people to rob you 🙂
Clever, I would recommend you remember: The hotel has a key to your room, this is the normal way of being robbed in a Hotel Room.
Andy Graham, 12 years of Perpetual Travel
Give your towels some love! I knew there was a reason why I always packed one.
I also keep the door deadbolt locked when I’m in the room for extra safety and take advantage of a room safe if I have one. I’ve somehow managed to cram my laptop in safes of all shapes and sizes… sometimes they’re much bigger than they look so give it a try!
The towel is a neat trick to foil hotel room break-ins. Thanks for the idea, Barbara.
It’s also fairly easy to reprogram many of the key card door locks, assuming you’ve got the right decoder for the door model. Reminds me of the recent (likely Mossad) assassination in Dubai. It’s speculated they used one of these methods to get in the door before the murder.
When I was at the HOPE (Hackers On Planet Earth) convention last year there were several great talks and demonstrations of lock picking (and a hands on lab for fun). Many of the experts were incredible in how fast they could open most locks, physical, electronic, and otherwise.