ADI Pushing Cracked 125 kHz Access Control

By: Brian Rhodes, Published on Oct 25, 2018

Security distribution giant ADI commonly promotes access bundles featuring vulnerable and cracked 125 kHz card formats.  Even worse, they promote these kits as a 'hot deal' in email blasts:

The most confusing aspect of all is that there is no major cost difference in offering these products despite introducing major security risks. 

We examine the situation in this note, explain how easy it is to crack the systems using these cards and look at alternatives.

Hikvision's ******* ****** ***

********* ***** ******** ** a '*** ****' *****'* ******* ***** ** Hikvision ***'* *-**** ****** Bundle ********* * ***** ********** and *** (*******) *** kHz '*********' *******:

*** *** **** ** furnished **** ** ********** blank *****, ** **** users *** ***** ***** the ****** *********** **** it ** *********.  

**** ****** *********'* ****** Control*** ***** ** *** several ********** *********, ********* 'high ********' ******** **** integrated ***** ****** *** reader ****** *******.

*******, *** *** ***** strengths, ******* ********* *** system **** ***-********, ********** 125 *** ******* ***** the ****** ** ** huge ******** *****.

ADI's *** *** **** ******

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**** **** *** *** limited ** **** ***** examples, *** ***** *** several ******.

** *** ** ***** cases, ****** **** **** an ****** ******* **** ADI ** ****** ** purchase *** ******* ***** commercial ****** ********.

Cracked *** *** **** ** ****

*** *** *********** **** been *********** ** ***** and ***** ********** **** * ******, ********* ****** **** than * ***** $** gadget *** **** ***** cards ** ****** ************ and ************ ****** ** keys.

*** ***** *****, **** our **** **** ****** ******* With **** $** *** 125kHz **** ****** ****, **** *** ****** skill *** *** ******* a *** ***-***** ****** system *** ** ******* undermined:

ADI ******** ******* ******* ***************

** **** ****** ***** ADI, ***#* ******** *********** ** the **, **** *** ******** to ******* ***** ********** credentials, even ******** ** ****** label ******** ****** ** the ********* ***** ***** their ******-******* '********* *****' ****:   

**********, ***** *** ****** 'cost *********, ******* ********' and **** ******* ************* with **** ***-**** *******, they ** *** **** any ****** ***** *** security *** ******** *** true ********** ** ***** products.

Most **** **** **** ****** **.** ***

**** **** *********, *** and ****** ******* ***** build ***** **** ********* ********* **.** *** Smartcard *********** ****** **********.

***** **** *** ** these *********** ************** ***/** **** **** reader ******, ****** ********* ********* readers ***** ** **** and ********* ** *** same ****** ** *** default *** *** *****.

***** ***** **.** *** will ********* ****** *** types ** ********** **** types *** **** ******* offerings **** *** ********* Cards ********, ***** ***** encrypted, ****** ********* ***** and ******* *********** ********** the ***** ** *** kHz *******.

Not *********** **** **********
** *** ***** ** cost, *** **** ***** saved ** ***** *** kHz ***** ******* *** credentials, ******* **** * cost ********** (**** ************ like ***) ** **** than **% ******* *******, typically **** **** ~$*.** per ****, *** **** often ****** ****** ******* of **** *****.
*** *******, *** *** 13.56 *** ****** *** SE ****** ** *********** the **** ***** ** the *** *** *** Miniprox ****** ** ******* ******* **** ******:
*** * ******* ******-***** access ******, *** **** impact ** ***** **.** MHz ******* ** *** kHz **** ** **** than $*** *** *** entire ****** *********** *** difference ** **-** *****, and * - ** readers.
ADI: **** ******** ***** *** ***
***** ***'* ******* **** access ******* ****** ** denied, ** ***** ** 2014's *** *** ****** ** Access ******* **** ***?, *** *********** ***** take *** **** **** in ******** * **** practical **** ** ****** dealers *** ********* ***** by ****** ******** ** stop ******* *** *** ********.
** **** *****, **** a ****** ***** *** exploits ****** *****, ***** is ******* * **** of ******* *** **** advantages ** ***** **** risky *******.

Comments (31)

* **** *** **** customers *** ***** **** less ***** *** ************* of * ********** **** as ****. *** *** and ******** **** **** should ******* ** * more ****** ******* *** more ***** **** *** they ****** ***'* ****. One *** ******** ******* someone ** ****** *** due ** *** ******* read ***** ** *** 13.56 *** ********** ******** to *** *** ******. I ****** **** *** customers ** ****** *** to ***** **** ******* and *********** *** **** just ***'* ****. ********* on *** **** * get **, *** ** truly ***** ** ***** one ** ***** *****. 

****'* **** ********.  ** are ******* **** *** about ****, *** *'** be **** ** ******* the ***** ** ******* read ****** **** **.** MHz ** *** **** they ******* ****.

** *** ****, ****'** acknowledged **** ********** *** said **** ********* ****** consider ******** ** ****** ************* ******* *** *** long-range ******* ********** ******* the **** **** ****** present * ****** '****** footprint' ** *******.

** ********, *********** ***** UHF ** **** *** can ** ******* **** even *** *** ***********,***** ** ** **' or **' ****.

******* ********* *** ****** too…

********* ** *** **** I *** **, *** is ***** ***** ** clone *** ** ***** cards.

* ***** ********** *** face *** **** **********.  There ** ** ****** for **** *** ** deploy *****-********** ******* *** and ****'* * ****** easy **** ** **** as **** *** *** readers.  *** *********** ********** are ********** *** ********* particularly *** ****** *** customers ******** **** *****.  I **** ******* ********* a ****** ***** ******* of *** ****** **** IPVM ****** ** **** customers *** **** ** would ** ** *********.  Has ****** *** *** success **** ******* ******* just *** ********** **** are?

****** *****'* **** ***** a **** ***** ** brings ** ** ********* the ********* *******.  **** ** the ******* ********* ***** are ******* ** **** doing ********* ***********.  *******, those *** * ***** bag *** ** ** I **** ** ****** my *****, ****** ********* which ** ******* ****** off, **** ** *** app, ***.  *** *** benefit ** **** * rarely **** ****** *** I **** ** ******** clue ***** *** ** cards * **** *** different ******* *** ** any ***** ***** * need ****.

*** *** ******, * don't **** ***** *** revenue.  * ** *** a ***** ****** *** am *** ************.  **** of *** ******* ******** credentials ********* ****** *** the ***** ******* ***** on * *****-**** ****** doesn't *** *** ***** on ****.  * ** feel **** **, ** security *********, ****** ** taking ***** ********** ****** to ******* *** ******* on ********* *****.

 

**** **** ********* ******* post: **'* ***, ** anyone *********?

*** ****** *** *** success **** ******* ******* just *** ********** **** are?

**** **** *****, **. I *****'* *** *** time ** ***** ****. I ** **** ** building ** ** *** future **** * **** get **** ***** ****. I *** ******* *****. One *** * ******, but ** ****'* ******* the ******. * ******* it ** ** **** once * ********** *** readers. * ****** ***** company ******** ***** **** 125 ***  ** * green *******. ** *** the **** **** *** scanner ********** ** ****. It ****** ****'* **** though ******* *** **** was ** *** ***** spot ** *** ****. Once ** ******, *** installation ******* ******* **** had ** ****. **** is ******** **** *** scary *********** * ***'* install ****** *******.

*** ***** **** *** more ** * ***** hat ****. * ******* someone's **** **** ***** knowledge *** *** **** try ** ** ***** work. ** ****** **** no *****. *** **** have ****** ******* *** they *** ***** ***** 125 *** *** ***** credentials. *** ** ***** security ********* ***** ** get **** *** ** shape **** **.  * told **** ****** ***'* unless **** ****** ***** system ***** ********* ** the *****. * *** let *** ****** * knew **** ******** **** what * *** *****. There *** ** ****** but ** ***** ***** system *** ******** ******* they ****** ** *** believe **. **** ******* they ***** *** *****, except * ***'* ***** they *** ******* * don't ******* ****** *** issued *** ***********.

* **** ******** **** this **** ** * feature. * ******* ******** pool *** * ***** community **** *** *** ****** and * ****** ** mass ******* ***** *** their *********.

 

**** ** ** ******* of ****** ******* ***** used *** *********** ******* of ********. * *** this ** ***** ***** you *** **** **** over *** ***** ********* to *** ********** **** if *** **** *** enough.

*** **** ***** ** even ***** ** *** Multiclass ******* ** ****. If *** *** ***** using **** *** ***********, especially *******, **** *** should *** * ***** card **** ***** **** the ********. **** **** help. ** ********* ** HID ********* ** *** front ***** *** ** maybe ****** **% ** the ****. ** *** a **** **** *** HID ********* ******* *** not ***** ** ** used ******** ***. **** is **** ***** **** a ****** ***** ******** get *** *** ** had * ********* **** malfunction *** ****** *** reader **** ***** ***** other ***. ******** ** say ** ******* *** the ******. *** ***** silicone *** ****** ** the **** *** **** makes *** * ***** looking ******* ***** * service **** ** ***. I **** *** * customer *** *** *** but ****** *** *** holding *** **** ** your **** ** ** read **** *** ***** in **** **** **** the ****** *** ****.

****** *** ************ **** issue. *** ******* *** been ********* ********** ********* systems *** **** ** years ** ***** *** problem ** ************ *** duplication. ** ****** ***** systems ** *** ******** of ********** ************. * would ***** ***** *** to *** ******** **** the ****** ****** *** the **** **** **** have ********* * ********** system ** ** **** the ***** ****** **********. I ********* * ******* device * ***** *** and ***** **** **** how ** ** ****. The **** ***** * would ***** *** ** them ** ******** *****. When ******* ********** **** access **** **** ****** your ****** ***** *** in *** ***** ***** of *** ******* ******** the **** ** *** person ********* *** **** is ***. 

****, * *** ****** see *** ********* ** buying/installing/maintaining ********** ******* **** *** ********* *** costly ** *******, *** the *** *** ****** system *** ** ******** with ** **** *** under $**.

**** **** *** ********** of ******** ****** ***** with ********/********* ** ****** creds.  ******* **** **** multi-format ******* ***** **** but ** *** ** difficult ** ********** ******** of ***** **** *** 125khz ** **.*****

****** *** *** *******!

* **** ****** ** this *** ***** *** other ********* ********* **** migrated **** **** *********** to ******** '**** & PIN' ***** **** *** much **** ********* **** the ********* ***** **** issued ******.

** **** *****, **** Banks (********* ****-************) ******* the ******** ***** *** high *** ****** *** cards.

*** *********** **** ********** of * ******* ********** access ****** ** **** smaller.  **** **** *** risk ** **** ******? 

** **** *****, **** Banks (********* ****-************) ******* the ******** ***** *** high *** ****** *** cards.

*** *********** **** ********** of * ******* ********** access ****** ** **** smaller. **** **** *** risk ** **** ******?

* **** ** ****** if ** *** ******** to * **** *********** they *********.  **** ***** Club ***** ***** ** mind:

* *** *** ***** by ** ******* ****** somewhere ********* ** ** mph. *** **** ************ locks **. *** *** crashes *** ***** **** everyone ******* ******. ***, should ** ******** * recall? **** *** ****** of ******** ** *** field, *, ******** ** the ******** **** ** failure, *, ******** ** the ******* ***-**-***** **********, C. * ***** * times * ****** *. If * ** **** than *** **** ** a ******, ** ***'* do ***.

****** **** ********* ** get *******...

****'* *** ****** **** range ******* **** ****** 2 **** ***: *****://***.**********.***/****/**/****-*****-*-****-******/

***** **% ******* ** Bishop ***'* *******.

*** ******* ******** ** insecure *** *** ** bypassed *** $** ** 5 *******. *****’* ****** with *** ** ***, Biometric, **** ** *** feq. *** ** *** middle ******.

********* ****** **** ***** actual ************ ** *** 'in *** ******' ******.  125 *** ******* ** much **** ******** ******* it *** ** **** without ********* ************ ** all *** **** ******* user *********.

**'** *** ********* ******* at ***, *** **** makes **** ***** ** rectify ***** **********, *** even ** **** ** used, *** *** **** tags *** ** ******.

****** ** *** ********* vulnerable ** *** *****. It ******* ** *** this ********** ** *******. Impro ************ - * South ******* ************ - and **** ** **** Abloy, *** ******** ***** S-Series ******* * **** ago ********* ****-******* ***********. See ***** ******* ****://***.*****.***/***.

******* * *** ** card **** *** ********* copy ******* **** *** grant *** ****** **** you *** ***** *** kHz ******** 

** ******* **** ***** 125 *** *********** *** similar *********'* ****** *** *********** *******. 

**** ****** *** *** kHz, *** **** *** proprietary *** ***'* **** with *** *******-******* ******* in *** **** *****, and **** **** **** Impro.

**** ** *** ** the **** ******* ** always ******* **** **** pin. *****’* ****** **** cards **’** *****, **** is **** ** ******* our ********* ** ***. No ****** **** ********** you *** * **** can ** ******. **’** found ********* *** **** more ******** ** **** up **** ***** **** and *** **** ***** to **** ** ** coworker. *’* *** **** why **** + *** isn’t **** ******. 

** ** *** *** the *** ** **** + *** ** **** systems. ******* ********* ***** card+PIN  **** *** *** of *** ********* ** the **** ** ***, i.e. ******/******** *****: ****. Other ***** ****+***. 

**** ** *** ** the **** ******* ** always ******* **** **** pin.

* **** ******* ***** (or ************) *** **** even **** **.***** ***********.  IMO ***-****** ** *** way ** **.  *** odds ** **** ****** the *** *********** *** the **** ****** ** much **** ******.

** ** **** ** or **** *** ***** seem **** *** ** to ***** ** ***** for ********* **** **** 125KHz *******?

 

****** **** *** ******* Hik *** ** ***** security?

 

****** **** *** ******* Arecont *** ** ********?

 

****** **** *** ******* Axis *** ** ******* availability?

 

*** **** ***** ** on *** **.

 

 

**** *** ***** **** like *** ** ** blame ** ***** *** promoting **** **** ****** readers?

***, **** ** *** point.

*** *** ******* ***** argue **** ***** ***** respective ****** **** **** fixed, ** ***** *** the ******** ***** ****.

** *** ********, *** kHz ************* *** *** been *****. ********** *** would *** ******** ** sell ** ** ****** with * ******** ***** backdoor, ***/**? ** **, why ***** **** ******** to **** ** ****** control ********** **** ** cracked *** *****(****)? 

** ***** ******* ** you **** ** ** kidding **.

 

*** *** *** ******** lay ***** ** ***?

 

** * ******** *********, you ********* ******* ******** on *** *** ***** security ******, *** ******* articles ** *** *** was ******* *** ***** on ****. ***** **** did *** ********* *** for ******* * ****** product. *** *** *****?

 

* ** **** *** can **** * **** in ****** ***** ****. Do *** **** *** easy ** ** ** defeat * ************ ******? Shine * ***** **** it, **** * ****, come ** **** ****** and ***** **, ***. Does **** **** ** shouldn't **** *******?

 

** * **** *** be ****** ** ******* can *** ***** ******. For ****, **'* *** that *******.

 

** ** ******, ** share * ***** **** with ******* *******. *** front **** ** * common ****, *** *** knows *** **** ****** have *** * *** over *** *****. **** is ****** *** ** the ******** *****. *** if * ******* ** access ******* ****** **** 125MHz *******, *** ****** users ***** **** ***** the ********** ** * tenant, ** * ***** off? 

 

*** **** ****** *** don't *** ***** ** article ******* ***, **** and *** *** ***** card ************* *** **** making * ****** ******...

*** **** ****** *** don't *** ***** ** article ******* ***, **** and *** *** ***** card ************* *** **** making * ****** ******...

****, *** **************** ** ******** ******** ** ** **** here ** “*** ***’* you ***** *** **** office *** ********* ****** readers *** ********”

 

***, **** ********, ******.

** *** **** *** easy ** ** ** defeat * ************ ******? Shine * ***** **** it, wear * ****

*** *** ***** **** phone ** ** ***** onto *** ******. *** can ******* **** ****** if ** ***** **** a ****. *** *** blow ** **** ************ camera ** *** ***** it **** * ******.

*** ******** **** **, what ******** ** * product ****** * ************ and ****** ** *********** for?

*** ********** ******* ******** 125 *** ***** *** the ******** ** **** gave ** **** *** former ** * ****** in **** *** ************ and ******* ** *** supplier / ******. *** kHz *********** **** ******** (originally) ** ** ******. It ** *** *********. However, **** *** ************ and ******* ******** ** sell ** ******* ****** it *** ****** **** warning ** *** ******.

*** **** ****** *** don't *** ***** ** article ******* ***, **** and *** *** ***** card ************* *** **** making * ****** ******...

**** *****. *** ** come.

**** ** *** *****? Do *** ***** *** et **. ****** ******** to **** ******* *** khZ *****?

* ***** **** **** disclosure ***** ** ****. I ***** ***** **** be * *** *** the *****, ** *** obvious ******** ** ** to **.**.

 

* ******* *** **** to **** ** **** low. ** * ** to * ******, ***** will ******** ** ** apart ********* ** **** is *** ********, *** tell **** ***** ****, I ***** **** **** do ********. * ***** bet ** **. ****** trying ** *** **** an ********* ********* *** **** easier *******.

 

*** ** ********** ****** like * ******, *************/************ facility *** *** **** bigger ********.

 

****** **** ***** ** offered? ****. ***** **** the ************'* ************** **** only ** **** ** legacy ********, *** *** for *** ********.

** ********** *** *** they ******* **: ***: **** ******* ******* 125 *** ***********

**** ****** / ******. AKA ****-**************.

* *** **** ** designs *** ****** ********* all *** ****.  ** is *****.

**'** ***** ***** **** since ******* ** ******* about ** ****** ******* at *** (*** ***** as **********) *** ***** a ******* **** **** 10 ***** ***. ** have **** ************* **** from ****** *** ******* years. *** **** *** cost ************ ** ********** on *** **** ** only ***** ***** **** format. ** ******** ******* we **** ******** **** and **** *** ************* to **** *** ** they ******* *** ******* or ** ***** ******. If *** ****** *** the ******* ** *** multiclass *** *** ******* older ******* ***** ******* 13.56 *********** ** ******** new.

** **** ****** **********, maybe ****** *** ** some ***** *** ****** will ** *******. * remember **** ******* ***** cards **** *** ******** and *** **** ** those *** ***** ***** used? * ***** ******** for ** ** ****** and **** ** * big *******, ********** ** Toronto. ** ******** ** losing ******* **** *** has ****** ** ********** there **** **** ******* of ****** ******* *** the ********'* ***** ****** on *** *** *** selling "******* **** ***********" using ****** *** *** credentials.

* ***** **** ********* and *** *** ***** a *** *** ***** for ******** *** ** present ** *** **** you *** ** ** advise **** ******* *** make ***************. ** **** can't/won't **** **** ****** then ** ** **.

** *** ******* *** for ******* ******** ******** I ***** ****'* * bit ** * *****. They **** ***** ** make *****. *** ******** are ***** *** **'* up ** *** ****** buying *** ******* ** understand *** *******'* *********** and ** ********* ** it's *********** *** *** application. ** **** ** our *** ********** *** expertise ** ** **** to ** *** ***** thing *** *** ********. Expecting *** *********** ** do **** ** ***********, and ** ** ****, unnecessary. *** ***** ** the ***** (****, ****** the *****) *** ****** consumers. *** ************ ****** have ********* ********* ** design *** ******* *** system ** ********** **** the ********'* ************. *** they *** "*************"?

******: **** ******* *** been ***** ** *** own **********:*** ************ ****** **** Requisite ********* ** ****** And ******* *** ****** In ********** **** *** Customer's ************. *** **** Not "*************"?

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