A real-life cyborg has revealed how he can hack security doors with just a wave of his hand after having chips implanted under his skin.
Footage taken in Szekesfehervar, Hungary, shows a man having the device inserted in his hand before showing how it can expose flaws in everyday security systems.
In one scene, Gabor Heims waves his hand at a sensor which then opens a locked gate – giving him access to a restricted area at his work place.
Advanced: A real-life cyborg has revealed how he can hack security doors with just a wave of his hand after having chips implanted under his skin (pictured)
Cyborg: In one scene, Gabor Heims waves his hand at a sensor which then opens a locked gate (pictured) – giving him access to a restricted area at his work place
The 31-year-old ‘ethical hacker’ from Gardony repeats the trick with a security barrier simply by pressing his hand up against the card reader.
‘I built an IT security project to raise awareness and show the vulnerabilities in physical access control with the help of an RFID implant,’ he said.
‘In the video you can see how the chip is implanted, and how it is used to open gates. I’ve got two chips in my hands – one high frequency NFC implant in my left, and another low frequency programmable RFID in my right.
‘I used Proxmark3 in order to programme the RFID chip in my hands. Proxmark is an FPGA, a programmable board. You can clone, copy, sniff for or emulate RFID chips with Proxmark3.
Gabor Heims, 31, from Hungary, describes himself as an ‘ethical hacker’
‘I wanted to highlight with my project how easy it is to forge employee access cards when wrong or obsolete technology is used.
‘You can steal access data with an antenna and clone/create new cards without the real owner knowing it. To raise awareness instead of physical cards I used the LF implant in my hand.
‘In addition I will never ever leave my badge at home, so the implant functions as a new augmentation or feature for me.’
Gabor said he ran into some problems trying to get the chip implanted.
‘It was difficult to find someone who would help me to inject the NFC implant,’ he said.
‘My vet said he would rather not do that! Fortunately, one of my piercer friends agreed to perform the “operation”.
‘It took him only two YouTube videos and five minutes to learn the process.’
Gabor explained people never believe him when he tells them about the chip – but he thinks it’s a natural path for technological progression.
‘First they won’t believe it so I let them touch the chip,’ he said.
‘It’s a biocapsule the size of a grain. “Would you like to touch my chip-implant?” is a good conversation starter.
Futuristic: The 31-year-old ‘ethical hacker’ from Gardony repeats the trick with a security barrier simply by pressing his hand up against the card reader
Data: Gabor explained people never believe him when he tells them about the chip – but he thinks it’s a natural path for technological progression
Technology: The 31-year-old said he asked a piercer friend to fit the chips in his hand
‘When they realise it’s the similar NFC they have in their phone usually they start thinking and I often get asked “can you pay with that?”
‘It was a logical step to me to explore the possibilities that are real today in merging the human body with technology.
‘Wearables, fitness sensors or Google glass are just the first of many devices that we’re wearing on our body. And I think the progress won’t stop until we will wear them in our body.’