[sudo-access] Card Swipe Has Been Hacked

Jake jake at spaz.org
Mon Jan 16 18:17:10 PST 2017

i don't see any difference between the way it looks in image 5817 and the way
it's looked for months... the bottom screw may have fallen out (it wasn't
really sticking into anything anyway) but it also may have been missing for a
long time.

in the second image, 5819, it looks like someone pushed it to the left on its
one screw.

i'll go there later tonight to see what's going on.

for right now, i see that I can't even log into the front door computer.  It
has an internal battery backup, so if it was unplugged from AC it should have
said something in IRC about the battery getting low.  I said a while ago that
we needed a dedicated ethernet to it, since presently its ethernet connection
is passing through a switch which can get unplugged easily, instantly
disconnecting it from the internet and its ability to alert us to problems.

my guess is that the switch and the door computer both got unplugged from
electricity, and the battery ran out (with no way to alert us) and then people
started messing with the card reader since it wasn't working to let them in.


On Mon, 16 Jan 2017, Yardena Cohen wrote:

> It looks like somebody handled it roughly. It's partially falling off
> and the wires are messed up.

More information about the access mailing list