HID Warns Against Unauthorized 'Parasitic' Devices

By Brian Rhodes, Published Dec 07, 2020, 10:29am EST

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 ********

** ******** *, ****, HID ********* ********* ******** ** ************ Use ** *****-***** ******* with *** *******, ******* ** ******** devices ********* ** ***** readers ****** ** ****** credentials *******.

***'* ********* ***** ** clear *****/********** ***** ********* devices ***** ******* ******** on *** *** ********** that *** ****, ********* existing ******** *********** *** even ******** ***********:

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

*** ****** **** ******* to **** ******* ****:

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

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

**** ***** *** ** clarify *** *** ****** to **** ******** *** support ******* ** **** than *** **** ****** and *** ********** *** products ***** ****.

*** ********* ** ****** the *********** *** *********** negative ****** ******* ********* readers *** *** *******:

*** ******* ********* *** card *** ********** ******* to *********** *** *** specifications. *** ********, ********* devices ***** *********** ****** the **** *****, **** the *********** *** *********** between ********.

*** ******** ****** ** these ******* *** *********** impact *****, **** *****, water ******* *** ***** functions *** ***** *** reader *** *** ******** or ******.

*** ******* ******* ********* its ******** ** ****** parasite ****** ************* ** not *** *** **** performance ** ******* ******* HID **** *** ***** readers:

*** **** *** ******* or ******* ***** ************ devices *** *** **** genuine *** ******* ******* any ****** ** ***** manufacturers ** **************** ** compatibility.

** ********* ********* ******* with *** ******** ** our ********* ** ****** they *** ****, ********, and *******. *** *** no ********* **** ******* testing *** **** ********** by *** ************ ****** manufacturers.

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

*** ****** ** ***** each ** *** ******* named ** *** ******** is * '********' ******, but *** *** ******* typically **** ** ******** reader ** ******* ** interface **** ** ****** system.

*** *******,*****'* ****** ******* **** ******** reader ****** *** **** it *** ***** *** data ************. **********'* ******, ***** ****** ****** to * ******'* **** and ******** *****/************ **** it ***** *** **** 13.56 *** *********** **** by **********.

** * ******* '********' example, *** ***** ***** from*******'* **** ******** ** Wire ****** *********** *** ****** ***** affixes ** *** **** of * ******** '****' card ****** *** ********:

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Proxy ********

** ******** ** ***'* Advisory, ***** ****** ****** needing * **** ****** to *******:

***’* *********** ** *** Proxy ****** ****** **** Inline *** ******* ******** is ********** *** **********. Proxy ******** **** ************* of *** *** *******.

** ***** ***** ** clarify *** *** ** their **** ******* '***********' of ******** *** *******. They *** *** ******* further.

*******, ** ***** *****'* response ***********. ***** '***********' operation ** ********,*****'* ************ ************ *** Nano**** *** *********** ** integrating **** ** ******** reader, *** ** ********* alone, *** **** ***** need *** *** *******, controller ****** *****, *** would **** **** *****'* BLE ****** ***********/ *** any ******** **.** *** or *** *** *****.

******, **** **** **** with * *********** ******* cover **** **** **** existing *** *******:

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*** *****, ***** **** to ********* **** ******** access ******* *** **** one ** *** ******* features, **** ******** ** '**** **** *** ******** access *******' ****** **** ****-***********, and **** ***********, ****** brands *****-****,*******,***, *** ******:

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*** ***** ** '***********' operation **** $*** **** would ******* **** ******* reader ************* *** **** systems. *******, * **** expensive ~$*** - $*** full ***** *********** ****** is ******.

***** ****** ************ *** use, *** **** **** does *** ******** ****** a **** *** ****** device *** **** *** wire ***********, ** *** not ******* *** *****'* Nano ***** ***** ******-******** performance ****** ***** ** HID *** ** **** not ****** ****.

**** *****, ** *** quality ** ******** ** poor, ** ****'* ******* placement ** **** ***********, it ***** ***** ********* issues **** *** ****** determines *** *** *** burden ** ******** ** support.

Safetrust ********

******* ******* ***** ** HID's ********, *********, ******* '********* identity, *** ******** ******' using ~$** '*********' ******* designed ** **** **** the **** **** ******** on *** **** ** iClass ** *******.

*** **** ******** ~$** *** ********* called *** '*******' ****-** module** *** **** *** for ********* ****** ****** functionality ** ***-****** ******** HID *******.

*********'* ******* *** *** usable ******* * **** HID ******:

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*** ******* ******* *** modules ** ****** **** the *** ************:

*** ********* ****** ** a ****-** *** *** iCLASS *******, ***** ******** them ** ******* ******* EV3, ****** *********** *** configuration ********** **** ****. Safetrust ******* *** ******** investment ** ********’* *** readers *** ********** *** need ** ******* ****.

********* ********* ** **** by ******* ***'* ******** 'false *** *********' ****** it ***** ******* *** reader ****** **** ** HID *******:

** ******** ** ***’* distribution ** ***** *** technically ********* ***********, ********* announced ** ******** **** we ***** ***** * like-for-like *********** ** *** reader **** *** ****** refuses ** ***** *** own ******** ********.

*** ******* ******* *** and ********* *** **** evident ******** *********** * ****** specifically ******* ******* ***** Safetrust ********** '*********** *** ********' and *** ******** ******** by *** ***. *** January **** ****** ****** warranty *** ******* *** HID ******* *** **** if ********* *** ****.

********* ********* **** *** own ****** ** *********, ******** *** ****** by ****** ********* ******* and ****** '******' ** HID's ****** *** '**** appears ** ** ** attack ** ********* *** a ******** ******* ** innovative *********':

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** **** ******, ********* announced *** '**** *** like ***********' ** *** readers ** ********* ****** HID ****** ********.

***** **** *********'* ******* is ***** ********* ** a **** ****** ** function *** ********* *****/**** connectivity, ***'* ******* ** warranty *** ******* ******* will ****** ********** **** from ***** **.

*******, ********* ***** ** clear ** **** *******/***** warranty *** ******* *** host ******* ** ****** to ******** *** ****, a ******* **** **** may ****** ********.

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

** ***** **** ** the **** ********* ***** in *** ******** *** feedback *** *** *** receive * ******** ***********/**********.

****/** ***** ********* *******, we **** **** *** update *** ********.

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

*************, *** ***** ***** 'parasitic' ******* ***** ** for ***** ****** ** readers *** *** ** longer ******** *** *** included ** * *******-********** feature** *** *** ***** readers.

******, **** *****, *** ports ****** ** ****-** modules *** ** ****** included, *** *** ****** is ********** **** **** the **** *****, ***** expensive '**** *******' ******* readers.

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

**** **** **** ***'* move ** ******** ******** and ******* ** **** about ******* *********** *** more ** ******* *********** to ***** *** ********, especially*** ****** ****** ************ **** **** ******* and *********.

**** *** ******** ** revoke ******** *** ******* of ******* *********** ******** by ******** *******, *** market ****** **** ****** be *** ****** ** face * **** ********* path *** ******** **** the ****** ****** **** may *** ******* ********* their *** ****** ****** than * ******** ******. This **** ******* ******* for ******** ** ********.

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** ********** ******** **** Safetrust *** ** ***** on ***** **** **:********* ****** ***’* ******® Original ******** ****** ********.

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***** ***, *********** ************ #1. ** ****** ** the******* ** *** ******** 2020 ************, ********* ***** honor * ****-***-**** ******** replacement ** *** ****** used **** *********, ********** when *** ****** ******* to ***** *** *** lifetime ********.If *** **** ********* ***** *********’* “******** ***** * ********” ******** *******, ****** **** **** ** contact **.

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*** - *****, ****************.*** asked*********** ******* ** ********** viewpoint ** *** *** "Customer ********."

*********: *****-***** ******* ******* Upgradability *** ****************

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**** **** ***** ** the ****-** **** ** products ** **** ******* to *** *** *******? I *** ******* ** the

"**** ************ ******* *******, but *** *** ******* to, ***** ****** *****."

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*'* ******** ** ***** use ** *** **** "Parasitic"? ** **** * play ** *** "********"?

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***** ******* ****** *** taken?

***

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**** ****** ** *** chosen ******* ** *** negative ************. ******** ***** be ******* ***********. *'* be ********** ** **** if **** **** ****** these ***** ** ******** for ***** ******* **** sit ******* ******* *** panels **** ** *** Cypress ******* ** ***** extenders/splitters/translators. * ******* ***** type ** ******* ** not **** **** ** the **** ** *********** as ** ****** ** transceiver ******* ******** ** the ****** *** **** of *** ***** ****** would ** *******.

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*** **** ******** ******** to *** ****** ** turnstiles, ******* ?

** **** *** *** and ****** *** ******** on ********* **** *** worked *** *****.

*** ** ***** ***** guys *** **** **** marketing -- *** * know ***** *** * free ****** *** ********* has * ******* ******* for *** ****** *******.

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*** **** * ******* of **** **** ** thing. * ******** ***** ago **** **** ****** they ***** **** ******** on *** ******* (******) that **** *** ******* HID ***********.

**** ***** ******** ******** I ********** ***** ****** support ***** ****** *************. Some ** **** **** better *******, **** ******** readers **** *** ******

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*** *** * ***** of **** *****. **** do **** * **** reader *** ***** ***** controller **** ** * pain ** **** ****. Their *** ***** ******* can *** ** ********* managed *** ***'* **** with *********** *****.

**** **** *** *** kinds ** "*** *** we *****" ************** *** then ***** ** *** of *** ****** ** have **** ********** *** nearly * ******. ****** stuff **** ******* ** having **** ********* **** numbers *** ******* **** 1 **** ****** *** reader *** *** ** program *** *********** ** the *****. **** ****** over $***.** *** * card ** ****** *** way *** ****** *** blinks. **** **** $**,***.** for ******** ** ******* readers. *********? **** **** some ** *** ****, big ***** *** *** SDK.

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