HID Warns Against Unauthorized 'Parasitic' Devices

By Brian Rhodes, Published Dec 07, 2020, 10:29am EST (Info+)

HID has warned against using 'parasitic' devices, including 2 Silicon Valley startups, Safetrust and Proxy, who received $42 million in funding this year.

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Those startups responded to IPVM strongly disputing HID's claims.

Who is right? Are these genuine risks to HID devices deployed or moves to block rivals?

Inside this note, we examine HID's advisory, the companies impacted, their responses, and analyze the issues involved.

HID ********

** ******** *, ****, *** ********* a******** ******** ** ************ *** ** Third-party ******* **** *** *******, ******* ** ******** ******* ********* to ***** ******* ****** ** ****** credentials *******.

***'* ********* ***** ** ***** *****/********** these ********* ******* ***** ******* ******** on *** *** ********** **** *** used, ********* ******** ******** *********** *** even ******** ***********:

***********, *** *** ** ************ ******* with *** *******will (*) **** *** ******** ******** ** ***** *******, *** (*) **** *** ******** ** *** ***** *** ******** (*.*., ***********, ***********, ***.) **** ** *********** with those readers. HID does not accept liability for any potential risk or damage these unauthorized devices may pose.

*** ****** **** ******* ** **** support ****:

*** ** *** ******* ********* ******** of ***** ************ *******, *** ****not ******* ********* ******* *** *** ******* (** ********** *** ********) that use such unauthorized devices.

Why *** ******** *********** & *********** ** ********

**** ***** *** ** ******* *** the ****** ** **** ******** *** support ******* ** **** **** *** host ****** *** *** ********** *** products ***** ****.

*** ********* ** ****** *** *********** and *********** ******** ****** ******* ********* readers *** *** *******:

*** ******* ********* *** **** *** controller ******* ** *********** *** *** specifications. *** ********, ********* ******* ***** potentially ****** *** **** *****, **** the *********** *** *********** ******* ********.

*** ******** ****** ** ***** ******* can *********** ****** *****, **** *****, water ******* *** ***** ********* *** which *** ****** *** *** ******** or ******.

*** ******* ******* ********* *** ******** by ****** ******** ****** ************* ** not *** *** **** *********** ** quality ******* *** **** *** ***** readers:

*** **** *** ******* ** ******* these ************ ******* *** *** **** genuine *** ******* ******* *** ****** by ***** ************* ** **************** ** compatibility.

** ********* ********* ******* **** *** elements ** *** ********* ** ****** they *** ****, ********, *** *******. HID *** ** ********* **** ******* testing *** **** ********** ** *** unauthorized ****** *************.

'Parasitic *******' *********

*** ****** ** ***** **** ** the ******* ***** ** *** ******** is * '********' ******, *** *** the ******* ********* **** ** ******** reader ** ******* ** ********* **** an ****** ******.

*** *******,*****'* ****** ******* **** ******** ****** ****** and **** ** *** ***** *** data ************. **********'* ******, ***** ****** ****** ** * reader's **** *** ******** *****/************ **** it ***** *** **** **.** *** frequencies **** ** **********.

** * ******* '********' *******, *** image ***** ***********'* **** ******** ** **** ****** Reader***** *** ****** ***** ******* ** the **** ** * ******** '****' card ****** *** ********:

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Proxy ********

** ******** ** ***'* ********, ***** flatly ****** ******* * **** ****** to *******:

***’* *********** ** *** ***** ****** Reader **** ****** *** ******* ******** is ********** *** **********. ***** ******** work ************* ** *** *** *******.

** ***** ***** ** ******* *** use ** ***** **** ******* '***********' of ******** *** *******. **** *** not ******* *******.

*******, ** ***** *****'* ******** ***********. While '***********' ********* ** ********,*****'* ************ ************ *** ******** *** *********** ** *********** **** an ******** ******, *** ** ********* alone, *** **** ***** **** *** own *******, ********** ****** *****, *** would **** **** *****'* *** ****** credentials/ *** *** ******** **.** *** or *** *** *****.

******, **** **** **** **** * replacement ******* ***** **** **** **** existing *** *******:

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*** *****, ***** **** ** ********* into ******** ****** ******* *** **** one ** *** ******* ********, **** claiming ** '**** **** *** ******** ****** *******' ****** **** ****-***********, *** **** proprietary, ****** ****** *****-****,*******,***, *** ******:

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*** ***** ** '***********' ********* **** $199 **** ***** ******* **** ******* reader ************* *** **** *******. *******, a **** ********* ~$*** - $*** full ***** *********** ****** ** ******.

***** ****** ************ *** ***, *** that **** **** *** ******** ****** a **** *** ****** ****** *** uses *** **** ***********, ** *** not ******* *** *****'* **** ***** cause ******-******** *********** ****** ***** ** HID *** ** **** *** ****** this.

**** *****, ** *** ******* ** splicing ** ****, ** ****'* ******* placement ** **** ***********, ** ***** cause ********* ****** **** *** ****** determines *** *** *** ****** ** warranty ** *******.

Safetrust ********

******* ******* ***** ** ***'* ********, *********, ******* '********* ********, *** seamless ******' ***** ~$** '*********' ******* designed ** **** **** *** **** port ******** ** *** **** ** iClass ** *******.

*** **** ******** ~$** *** ********* ****** *** 'BTSmart' ****-** ******** *** **** *** *** ********* mobile ****** ************* ** ***-****** ******** HID *******.

*********'* ******* *** *** ****** ******* a **** *** ******:

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*** ******* ******* *** ******* ** better **** *** *** ************:

*** ********* ****** ** * ****-** for *** ****** *******, ***** ******** them ** ******* ******* ***, ****** credentials *** ************* ********** **** ****. Safetrust ******* *** ******** ********** ** customer’s *** ******* *** ********** *** need ** ******* ****.

********* ********* ** **** ** ******* HID's ******** '***** *** *********' ****** it ***** ******* *** ****** ****** even ** *** *******:

** ******** ** ***’* ************ ** false *** *********** ********* ***********, ********* announced ** ******** **** ** ***** honor * ****-***-**** *********** ** *** reader **** *** ****** ******* ** honor *** *** ******** ********.

*** ******* ******* *** *** ********* has **** ******* ******** *********** * ****** ************ ******* against ***** ********* ********** '*********** *** ********' *** *** properly ******** ** *** ***. *** January **** ****** ****** ******** *** support *** *** ******* *** **** if ********* *** ****.

********* ********* **** *** *** ****** to *********, ******** *** ****** ** ****** licensure ******* *** ****** '******' ** HID's ****** *** '**** ******* ** be ** ****** ** ********* *** a ******** ******* ** ********** *********':

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** **** ******, ********* ********* *** 'like *** **** ***********' ** *** readers ** ********* ****** *** ****** warranty.

***** **** *********'* ******* ** ***** dependent ** * **** ****** ** function *** ********* *****/**** ************, ***'* refusal ** ******** *** ******* ******* will ****** ********** **** **** ***** it.

*******, ********* ***** ** ***** ** will *******/***** ******** *** ******* *** host ******* ** ****** ** ******** the ****, * ******* **** **** may ****** ********.

No ******** **** ******* ** ****

** ***** **** ** *** **** companies ***** ** *** ******** *** feedback *** *** *** ******* * response ***********/**********.

****/** ***** ********* *******, ** **** post *** ****** *** ********.

HID's ***** ******** ****** ** ********

*************, *** ***** ***** '*********' ******* offer ** *** ***** ****** ** readers *** *** ** ****** ******** and *** ******** ** * *******-********** feature** *** *** ***** *******.

******, **** *****, *** ***** ****** to ****-** ******* *** ** ****** included, *** *** ****** ** ********** with **** *** **** *****, ***** expensive '**** *******' ******* *******.

Impacts ****** ********

**** **** **** ***'* **** ** restrict ******** *** ******* ** **** about ******* *********** *** **** ** squelch *********** ** ***** *** ********, especially*** ****** ****** ************ **** **** ******* *** *********.

**** *** ******** ** ****** ******** and ******* ** ******* *********** ******** by ******** *******, *** ****** ****** will ****** ** *** ****** ** face * **** ********* **** *** breaking **** *** ****** ****** **** may *** ******* ********* ***** *** reader ****** **** * ******** ******. This **** ******* ******* *** ******** to ********.

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Comments (10)

** ********** ******** **** ********* *** be ***** ** ***** **** **:********* ****** ***’* ******® ******** ******** Reader ********.

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***** ***, *********** ************ #*. ** stated ** ********** ** *** ******** **** ************, Safetrust ***** ***** * ****-***-**** ******** replacement ** *** ****** **** **** Safetrust, ********** **** *** ****** ******* to ***** *** *** ******** ********.If *** **** ********* ***** *********’* “******** ***** * ********” ******** *******, ****** **** **** ** contact **.

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*** - *****, ****************.*** **************** ******* ** ********** ********* ** the *** "******** ********."

*********: *****-***** ******* ******* ************* *** Interoperability

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**** **** ***** ** *** ****-** line ** ******** ** **** ******* to *** *** *******? * *** because ** ***

"**** ************ ******* *******, *** *** not ******* **, ***** ****** *****."

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*'* ******** ** ***** *** ** the **** "*********"? ** **** * play ** *** "********"?

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***** ******* ****** *** *****?

***

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**** ****** ** *** ****** ******* of *** ******** ************. ******** ***** be ******* ***********. *'* ** ********** to **** ** **** **** ****** these ***** ** ******** *** ***** devices **** *** ******* ******* *** panels **** ** *** ******* ******* or ***** *********/*********/***********. * ******* ***** type ** ******* ** *** **** some ** *** **** ** *********** as ** ****** ** *********** ******* adjacent ** *** ****** *** **** of *** ***** ****** ***** ** similar.

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*** **** ******** ******** ** *** reader ** **********, ******* ?

** **** *** *** *** ****** our ******** ** ********* **** *** worked *** *****.

*** ** ***** ***** **** *** some **** ********* -- *** * know ***** *** * **** ****** and ********* *** * ******* ******* for *** ****** *******.

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*** **** * ******* ** **** sort ** *****. * ******** ***** ago **** **** ****** **** ***** void ******** ** *** ******* (******) that **** *** ******* *** ***********.

**** ***** ******** ******** * ********** would ****** ******* ***** ****** *************. Some ** **** **** ****** *******, more ******** ******* **** *** ******

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*** *** * ***** ** **** heads. **** ** **** * **** reader *** ***** ***** ********** **** is * **** ** **** ****. Their *** ***** ******* *** *** be ********* ******* *** ***'* **** with *********** *****.

**** **** *** *** ***** ** "how *** ** *****" ************** *** then ***** ** *** ** *** things ** **** **** ********** *** nearly * ******. ****** ***** **** instead ** ****** **** ********* **** numbers *** ******* **** * **** number *** ****** *** *** ** program *** *********** ** *** *****. They ****** **** $***.** *** * card ** ****** *** *** *** reader *** ******. **** **** $**,***.** for ******** ** ******* *******. *********? Same **** **** ** *** ****, big ***** *** *** ***.

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