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Social Engineering: Penetration testing hotels

At the last TechEd Africa, Microsoft put all the speakers up in The Hilton in Durban. It was around 4AM (a few hours before the closing keynote), and @rmaclean, some other speakers, and myself, decided to see how hard it would be to get into someone’s room.

We came up with the following routine: One person pretends to be almost blackout drunk, and then another sober person helps them to the front desk. The sober person explains that they are trying to get this drunk friend back to the drunk friends room, but they don’t have the key.

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