IAmA Reverse engineer who broke millions of hotel locks. AMA
I'm Cody Brocious, a reverse engineer and security researcher. At BlackHat this year, I released major, unpatchable vulnerabilities in 4-10 million hotel locks. You can read more at http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2012/07/23/hacker-will-expose-potential-security-flaw-in-more-than-four-million-hotel-room-keycard-locks/ and http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2012/08/17/hotel-lock-firms-fix-for-security-flaw-requires-hardware-changes-for-millions-of-locks/
I previously worked on reversing the Emotiv brain-computer interface, the iTunes music store (the PyMusique project), and unlocking the iPhone. Got questions about reversing, security, or anything other than legal-related questions? Go for it.
Update: I'm heading to bed as I'm way, way too tired to keep going. Thanks for all the great questions. Keep them coming and I'll answer once I get up. Hope this was as fun for you all as it was for me!
Update 2: I'm awake, or something like it. I'll be answering questions until this dies, so keep them coming.
Reversing IRC: Due to the massive number of requests for info on reversing and all that, I started up ##reversing on irc.freenode.net. Come on by.