View Full Version : Is anyone here working on bypassing anti-shoplifting systems?

08-27-2012, 11:35 PM
Hey all,
Recently while I was visiting some malls and stores, the thought ran into my mind of what these towers like structures do?
So I did some research and realised that these are Anti Shoplifting Systems (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_article_surveillance). So I read some articles showing the working model of these. So the thought that came into my mind was, how to bypass them?
So, I consulted 2 of the garage members and they told me that someone here's already working on it. So coming to the main point, is anyone working on the same?

p.s - I've searched for finding any post/thread related to the above but of no use.

Thanks in advance.

08-28-2012, 09:01 AM
@41warior and @the_empty is working on those stuffs, there must be more people along with them but am unaware.

08-28-2012, 10:05 AM
Hi RahulB,

we did some research and it still going on.
as of now we come across three possible bypass.

for more discussion you can PM me or the_empty

08-28-2012, 12:01 PM

Thanks for putting a thread out here....

As far as bypassing is concerned, you can just check the "shielding" section from the wiki link you posted. I have done this successfully couple of time (with proper permission from managers). As I can recall 8 wrappings of that "chapati" wrap foil did the trick for us when me and FB1 were getting our Tabs.

That stuff is based on RFID so took our eyes. We are looking into more attack vectors such as SQL injections, DoS etc using RFIDs.

Lets dig together if you find it interesting.

P.S: Very busy so consider this trailer of the upcoming detailed post.

08-28-2012, 03:05 PM
hi the_empty and 41.w4r10r,
Thanks for the prompt replies. Yeah I've read about the methods given their. And I tried to get permission from local stores. I too wanted to check the authenticity of that tin/aluminium bag (aka booster bag) trick but was denied.. :(
But the other ideas for e.g Jamming, DOS, SQLi, etc seem to be out of reach for me as I don't have much knowledge of this electronics/communication stuff..
So I'd be grateful if you can suggest me some good books/places to start with (right from the Level 0).

p.s - can't PM anyone as my post count < 15.

Thanks in advance.

08-28-2012, 03:37 PM
Check PM Rahul


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