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

From: Jordan Bray <jordanbray_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Jan 30 2009 - 18:17:56 GMT
To: cmorris@cs.odu.edu


On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 11:57 AM, Charles Morris <charlesmorris@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 6:04 PM, hack ery <hackery.channel@gmail.com>
> 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
> >
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> The solution of course would be to clone the system and take a
> vertical image, creating a decent 3-D map of the Cat attempt. What
> about two-factor authentication? I'm thinking a mass spectrometer
> reading in combination with the facial recognition. That could detect
> a Cat spoofing and/or brute-force attack with a bust or cardboard
> cut-outs. With any biometric authentication it's going to be expensive
> and have all kinds of bugs and quirks... just teach him a password..
> sheesh.

Have any of you guys heard of RFID? -- /me

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