Top-selling handgun safe can be remotely opened in seconds—no PIN needed

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  1. LouKYccguy

    LouKYccguy New Member

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    One of Amazon's top-selling electronic gun safes contains a critical vulnerability that allows it to be opened by virtually anyone, even when they don't know the password.

    The Vaultek VT20i handgun safe, ranked fourth in Amazon's gun safes and cabinets category, allows owners to electronically open the door using a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone app. The remote unlock feature is supposed to work only when someone knows the four- to eight-digit personal identification number used to lock the device. But it turns out that this PIN safeguard can be bypassed using a standard computer and a small amount of programming know-how.

    Complete Article: https://arstechnica.com/information...-be-remotely-opened-in-seconds-no-pin-needed/

    FYI

    Richard
     
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    Got-R-Did Well-Known Member

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    Good info!
    Thank You for the post.
    Got-R-Did.
     
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    dannyr3_8 Well-Known Member

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    i believe there is a safety feature that allows them to be opened with a piece of wire also
     
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    That is too much effort for your common meth head induced B&E. Similar to the fact that with enough time and effort, no lock will keep your belongings safe.

    Red Herring IMO.

    Locks are for honest people pure and simple.
     
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