Monday, July 04, 2011

Smartphones Could Make Keys Obsolete - NYTimes.com

A timely physical security reality check

New technology lets smartphones unlock hotel, office and house doors and open garages and even car doors.  

It’s a not-too-distant cousin of the technology that allows key fobs to remotely unlock automobiles or key cards to be waved beside electronic pads at office entrances. What’s new is that it is on the device more people are using as the Swiss Army knife of electronics — in equal parts phone, memo pad, stereo, map, GPS unit, camera and game machine.

Smartphones Could Make Keys Obsolete - NYTimes.com

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