Criminals could waltz into secure zones in airports and government facilities by hacking and jamming open doors from remote computers over the Internet, DVLabs researcher Ricky Lawshae says.

The since-patched vulnerabilities affect HID’s flagship VertX and Edge controllers which are distributed in scores of busy locations and large global enterprises.

The devices are used in airports including Nanchang Changbei International Airport and the Southern Ohio Medical Center.

Popping the controllers grants attackers access to locks and alarms, and makes it “impossible” for administrators to regain command of the doors.

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