A Message of Support: Coalfire Consultants Charged

October 30, 2019

If you haven’t been following recent news, two Coalfire employees, Gary DeMercurio and Justin Wynn, were performing a Physical Penetration Test against a Judicial Branch Building, the Dallas County Courthouse in the state of Iowa. The two employees were engaged by the Iowa State Judicial Branch to conduct the Physical Penetration Test, which is an…

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Three Most Common Physical Security Flaws (and How to Fix Them)

August 27, 2019

When it comes to physical security, the most common things we see are hardware vulnerabilities or human error (through social engineering attacks, failure to follow security guidelines, or no knowledge of security protocols). We have successfully broken into everything from locally run neighborhood shops to banks, power plants, hospitals, factories, law firms, and everything in…

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Let’s Build a Card Cloner

October 23, 2018

This post isn’t attempting to present new research or a new device—that work has already been done, a la Bishop Fox. While an overall design was created, and many others have discussed building such a device, doing so can prove to be challenging. This post will provide you with all that is needed to fully…

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TSA Master Key Duplication & Why “Security Through (Not So) Obscurity” Fails

August 27, 2015

Every lockpicker knows that the TSA approved Travel Sentry/Safe Skies locks are garbage, but if you don’t want your normal checked bags to have their locks cut off, there are only so many options (that said, sometimes they still cut them off). While it’s common knowledge to locksport enthusiasts how weak TSA approved locks are,…

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