Badge Cloning is Easier Than You’d Expect

You would be hard pressed to find a company or an organization that doesn’t issue employee badges to every employee on Day one. These radio frequency identification cards usually include employee pictures as well as an electronic tag that allows access to secured doors throughout the building. The cards let IT teams know who went where and when. Companies love them because they are inexpensive and easy to manage. 

What a lot of companies don’t realize, however, is that the technology to read and duplicate the cards is relatively inexpensive and easy to obtain by almost anyone. Unless you take proper precautions, the badge you’ve issued for security could become a vulnerability.

Check out this video to see just how easy it is for someone with criminal intentions to gain access to secured areas of your building. The Raxis team has used this technique very successfully over the years on our red team engagements. 

As the video demonstrates, the process is simple and fast. Even if you know what to look for, it’s hard to spot when it’s happening. 

At Raxis, our assessments are meant to identify real-world vulnerabilities that may otherwise go unnoticed. We are here to attack – in a completely ethical way – and show you how to make your company a harder target for hackers.

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Badge Cloning is Easier Than You’d Expect