Hotel room doors, are they safe enough?
In the US, there is a nationwide fear that hotel room doors are highly vulnerable to security breaches. Hotel guests who think they have locked the hotel door and assume it to be safe are totally wrong as thieves have invented a small, simple device that can unlock hotel doors at some of the most popular chains. The device is so small, thieves can hide it in a magic marker.
According to a Forbes report, Janet Wolf’s hotel room in Hyatt in Houston was robbed and there was no sign of a forced door or a picked lock.
The room’s lock hadn’t been picked, and hadn’t been opened with any key. The hotel management confirmed that none of the housekeeping staff had opened the door as per their records. Instead, it had been hacked with a digital tool that effortlessly triggered its opening mechanism in seconds. The burglary was one of a string of similar thefts that hit the Hyatt in September 2012.