Keys to the Kingdom presented at Shakacon 2012

by Deviant Ollam,

Summary : Would it surprise you to learn that many of the most popular and effective attacks against mechanical locks do not employ pick tools at all? Something as innocuous as blank keys themselves can be used as implements of entry... and WITHOUT the benefit of a professional key-cutting machine or access to the WORKING key to a particular door. But how many of you have tried impressioning? How many of you have decoded a master key to escalate your privileges within a given system? This talk will show what can be accomplished with a blank key, a file, along with simply some time and dedication. You might be surprised at how vulnerable you are, and how innocent an attacker and their tools might appear!