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Japanese hotel robots can be hacked to spy on guests in their bedrooms

A Japanese hotel chain has had to update its in-room robots, after a security researcher discovered they could be easily hacked to allow anyone access to their camera and microphone.


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Researchers reveal how hotel key cards can be hacked – what you need to know

Security researchers at F-Secure have discovered a flaw that could allow millions of hotel rooms around the world to be accessed by unauthorised parties, without leaving a trace.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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Travel tech company Sabre confirms breach affected reservations system

Sabre, a global travel technology company, has confirmed a breach has affected at least some of the many bookings that passed through its reservations system.

David Bisson reports.


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Smashing Security #017: Data breaches, zero day exploits, and toenail clippings

Hotel malware has been stealing guests’ payment card details… again, should businesses relay delay rolling out vulnerability patches, and Burger King’s Whopper TV ad campaign tries to take advantage of viewers’ Google Home devices with predictable results.

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast.


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Been to one of these 1170 hotels? Your credit card details may have been stolen by malware

When a company starts a statement to customers with words describing how it “understands the important of protecting payment card data” you know that you’re about to hear some bad news…

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Hotel guests locked in their rooms by ransomware? It doesn’t make sense

It’s a great story, but it’s almost certainly not true.


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Hacking a hotel: How to gain control of every room’s lights, TV, and curtains

A security expert exploited a weak serial communications protocol used in a hotel where he was staying and found he was able to control every room’s light switches, TV, and curtains.

David Bisson reports.


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Rosen Hotel chain was hit by credit card-stealing malware for 17 months

Did you visit a Rosen Hotels & Resorts property between September 2014 and February 2016? If so, there’s a chance that your credit card details may be in the hands of a criminal gang.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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Been to one of these 250 Hyatt Hotels? Your credit card details may have been stolen

Here is the full list of Hyatt hotel properties which have been hit by payment card-stealing malware in the last six months or so.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Trump Hotels investigates credit card hack

Donald Trump doesn’t appear to be having the best of times.

Not only has the business tycoon and (now) Republican presidential candidate been dumped by Macy’s, Univision and NBC over his comments on Mexican immigrants, but he is now possibly having to deal with the aftermath of a hacker attack too.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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Hard Rock’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino hit by hackers

Hard Rock admits that approximately 173,000 unique payment card details were at risk during September 2014 and April this year.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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The danger of using PCs in hotel business centres

Is the computer in that hotel safe for you to use? The US Secret Service has warned hotels of the threat to guests’ privacy and security.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Hotel Hippo website shockingly insecure, customer data at risk

Security researcher Scott Helme tried to book himself a break recently via HotelHippo.com – only to find an array of security issues that could have left him, and thousands of other customers, dangerously exposed.


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You receive the electronic reservation? Malware attack poses as hotel booking email

Bogus hotel reservation emails have been spammed out widely, which claim to come from Booking.com but in reality carry malware designed to infect Windows computers.


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Hotel booking confirmation emails aim to infect your computer. Watch out!

Be on your guard against emails that claim to be about a hotel booking that you never made – you could be putting your computer at risk of infection by malware.


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What the FBI didn’t tell us about the hotel malware threat

Do you use the internet in hotels when travelling abroad? Do you think it’s safe to do so?

The FBI thinks you should be careful.. but is being surprisingly coy about the details.


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