Flipper Zero Access Control Hacking Tested
With half a million units sold and climbing, plus tens of millions of video views showing hacking all sorts of systems, Flipper Zero has become a sensation, but what can it actually hack?
While scores of videos exist online, many of them are exaggerations or simply wrong or fail to cover key access control technologies that professionals care about.
We tested the following types:
- Prox Cards (125 kHz)
- iClass with Standard Keys (13.56 MHz) using the Picopass app (separately downloaded)
- Mifare Classic/Ultralight (13.56 MHz) without Private Keys
- iClass SE/Seos (13.56 MHz)
- Mifare Classic (13.56 MHz) with Private Keys
- iClass (13.56 MHz) with Elite Keys, without access to the associated reader
- iClass SE/Seos (13.56 MHz) with Elite Keys
- Mifare Desfire Ev1
Finally, we examine the firmware versions and hardware add-on options available that impact performance and hacking capabilities.
We include a 6-minute and 30-second video showing how this worked across each type.