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Be Careful When Storing Your Camera Gear in Hotel Room Safes

Here’s another public service announcement for those of you who travel often (see our warning on zippered bags): the safes in hotel rooms may not be as secure as you think. YouTube user skyrangerpro recently discovered that the safe in his room could be opened with “000000″ regardless of what passcode he chose. This is presumably the “master password” the hotel uses when you’ve forgotten the one you’ve chosen, but the fact that some hotels leave this on factory default settings is cause for concern.

The next time you think about leaving some pricey camera gear in a hotel safe, makes sure all zeros isn’t a working passcode.

(via Reddit)


 
  • Zachary Fam

    000000? That’s the same combination I have on my luggage!

  • http://blog.wingtangwong.com/ Wing Wong

    *facepalms* Time to bring your own safe…

  • http://blog.wingtangwong.com/ Wing Wong

    *facepalms* Time to bring your own safe…

  • http://blog.wingtangwong.com/ Wing Wong

    *facepalms* Time to bring your own safe…

  • Michael

    Awsome, now I can take out some cash from my Dad’s wallet when we are on a trip and blame it on the maids :-)

  • Nick

    Spaceballs reference FTW!

  • Nick

    Spaceballs reference FTW!

  • Dan

    Just another sense of false security our companies push on us

  • http://www.skinnerphotographs.com Skinner Photographs

    okay, so that happens to be the default password for one retarded hotel… doesn’t mean this works across all hotel safe systems.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FGAQWWUQY2EZQJ4LG5Y3ZHRB4U Joe

    Safe or no safe – everyone knows hotels are staffed by thieves… Don’t leave anything behind!

  • Dnguyen

    The first word I noticed on the display was “LOSE”

  • petitcon666

    have some fun.. use this master to change the master code  – then no one but you is getting in : )

  • Dov

    A standard joke about safecracking is that something like 90 percent of people with safes don’t ever change the Master code.

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