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Brinks safe -- with a USB port -- proves easy hacking for security researchers

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    “Every step of the way, we were like, ‘This can’t be possible.’ ”

    Yet this – opening a Brinks CompuSafe Galileo using its standard USB port, a keyboard and 100 lines of code – was most definitely possible for a pair of security researchers, Daniel Petro and Oscar Salazar, who work for the IT security consulting company Bishop Fox.

    From an IDG News Service story on our site:

    They bought a Galileo CompuSafe on eBay. The most egregious problem they found is a fully functional USB port on the side of the safe. That allowed them to plug in a keyboard and a mouse, which worked.

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