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Re: [Full-disclosure] Hackery Channel 01-09-01-LOLZ: Cat Spoofing against Flow Control

From: Nancy Kramer <nekramer_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Jan 30 2009 - 07:50:34 GMT
To: hack ery <hackery.channel@gmail.com>, full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk


Another cat not carrying prey would also work well. Lots of stray cats like to come in when it is cold so this could very likely happen. The cat the device was bought for could also attract other cats that would follow it into the house. Some cats are quite social and have "friends". This should maybe be called cat spoofing as the cat this device was intended for is not the cat getting entry.

Lots of fun finding strange cats in your house at 3AM. Note; Cats tend to be nocturnal. You don't need any kind of high tech device for this. Just open the door for your cat and others may come in. Cats are fast so it is hard to keep them out. Besides they are awake and you are probably NOT.

Been there done that.

Regards,

Nancy Kramer

At 06:04 PM 1/29/2009, hack ery wrote:

>Security Risk: High
>Exploitable: Local
>Vulnerability: Arbitrary Flow Control Control, Cat Spoofing
>Discovered by: The Hackery Channel
>Tested: No
>
>The Flow Control project is an access control project for a cat. It
>consists of a cat door, an electromagnetic latch, a access control device,
>and image recognition software that allows Flow to enter the house, and
>only when she is not carrying prey. When Flow is within proximity of the
>door, she passes through a light that casts a shadow on an area monitored
>by a camera. If the silouhette, appears to be Flow without prey, access
>is granted.
>
>Cat Spoofing: An attacker could potentially gain access by posing as a
>kitty by placing a cut out of the kitty next to the light.
>
>Mitigation: None.
>Work around: Guard dog
>Vendor Notified: No
>Vendor Site:
><http://www.quantumpicture.com/Flo_Control/flo_control.htm>http://www.quantumpicture.com/Flo_Control/flo_control.htm
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