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IBM researchers discover bug in digital systems that let visitors check in to office buildings

ANI | Updated: Mar 04, 2019 19:26 IST

New York [USA], March 4 (ANI): IBM researchers have discovered a security flaw in the digital systems in office buildings which allows visitors to check in and get access badges.
The researchers found loopholes that could allow visitor to break out of the kiosk and interact with the underlying Windows OS, putting the system vulnerable to malware or free access to database.
Accessing the database could allow scamsters to know who was visiting the office, complete with information about sensitive details allowing them to impersonate the expected visitor to access the office without permission, Fast Company reported.
The digital check-in systems affected by the vulnerability in include Lobby Track Desktop, EasyLobby Solo, eVisitorPass, Envoy Passport, and The Receptionist for iPad.
The system vendors were notified by IBM so they could issue patches before disclosing the vulnerabilities. (ANI)