Elevator Hacking: From the Pit to the Penthouse

Expo Theatre (Hall G) October 21, 2014 - Feedback     

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Deviant Ollam
Howard Payne

Throughout the history of hacker culture, elevators have played a key role.  From the mystique of students at MIT taking late-night rides upon car tops (don’t do that, please!) to the work of modern pen testers who use elevators to bypass building security systems (it’s easier than you think!) these devices are often misunderstood and their full range of features and abilities go unexplored.  This talk will be an in-depth explanation of how elevators work… allowing for greater understanding, system optimizing, and the subversion of security in many facilities. Those who attend will learn why an elevator is virtually no different than a staircase as far as building security is concerned!

October 22, 2014 | Tech 1 (718a) | 14:40 – 15:40