Forwarded from: Bill Barrett <bill_barrettat_private> This reminds me of another incident that I experienced when I was doing consulting. A company I worked with that shall remain nameless was very proud of their secure computing center, featuring all the latest devices such as the requirement to use a fingerprint scanner in combination with a smart card in order to access the room. However, the drop floor extended to BOTH sides of the secured entrance so all that was required was to lift a tile and crawl through the ample floor space. A flaw that was often seen demonstrated by network personnel as cables were run. -WTB > Forwarded from: H C <keydet89at_private> > > When I worked at Winstar, someone from another department set up a > mantrap w/ a retinal scanner to protect the tech center...a data > center that housed all servers using for billing, etc. The mantrap > was demonstrated one day, and several people went back and forth > successfully (they had already been enrolled). Then the elevator > arrived (we were on the second floor), and the mantrap failed > closed...the enrolled user was not authenticated and the mantrap > locked. It turns out that the magnetic field generated by the > arriving elevator was enough to play havok w/ the mantrap's > systems...which had been installed directly adjacent to the > elevators... > > >--- InfoSec News <isnat_private> wrote: >> Forwarded from: Thomas Roy Garner >> <trgarneat_private> >> >> Your article regarding eye scanners reminds me of the eye scanner we >> use @ work. Now, remember, this only applies to the eye-scanner we >> use, other systems may differ: [...] - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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