The Flipper Zero really can hack into a crazy number of devices, thanks to its many built-in tools. For example, the device’s Sub-GHz receiver can hack into many control systems, including garage doors, electronic gates, and remote keyless entries. But that is just the tip of the iceberg.
The Flipper Zero’s 125kHz RFID reader allows users to scan and replicate low-frequency proximity cards used to enter apartment buildings and hotels. So, those videos of people bypassing card reader security systems with the device are legit, assuming they had access to the original card to scan or extract its ID. It can’t, however, perform the same actions on more sophisticated card reader systems.
Some of TikTok’s most popular Flipper Zero videos showcase people turning off televisions and radios using the device. This is no trick of the camera, as the Infrared Transmitter in the device can easily send a signal to nearby electronics like a remote can. That, paired with the fact that many TVs aren’t strictly paired to one remote, makes them vulnerable to the Flipper Zero.