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TSA-Approved Master Luggage Keys Hacked and 3D Printed Once Again

TSA-Approved Master Luggage Keys Hacked and 3D Printed Once Again

Security is just getting so complicated these days. Not that it was ever exactly simple – particularly on a national level – but technology is enabling the criminally-minded to create some frighteningly ingenious ways of getting around even the most sophisticated security measures. 3D printing, in particular, is a delightfully easy way to replicate keys. […]

Security is just getting so complicated these days. Not that it was ever exactly simple – particularly on a national level – but technology is enabling the criminally-minded to create some frighteningly ingenious ways of getting around even the most...
UrbanAlps Receives Prestigious Award for 3D Printed, Copy-Proof Stealth Key

UrbanAlps Receives Prestigious Award for 3D Printed, Copy-Proof Stealth Key

Technology is a two-way street when it comes to security, and I’m not just talking about data security and intellectual property issues – modern technology presents a host of interesting challenges when it comes to protecting homes and businesses. For every new smart security system, there’s a smart criminal working to hack that system. The pros […]

Technology is a two-way street when it comes to security, and I’m not just talking about data security and intellectual property issues – modern technology presents a host of interesting challenges when it comes to protecting homes and businesses. For...
Long Beach Has a New and Very Innovative 3D Printed Key to the City

Long Beach Has a New and Very Innovative 3D Printed Key to the City

A key to the city is frequently given away as token of a person’s contribution to making that city a better place. It can acknowledge contributions in civic life, the arts, or even recognize a heroic act performed by a citizen. On December 8, 2015, the city of Long Beach, California completed a project that had […]

A key to the city is frequently given away as token of a person’s contribution to making that city a better place. It can acknowledge contributions in civic life, the arts, or even recognize a heroic act performed by a citizen. On December 8, 2015, the city of...
Your Luggage is Unsafe! TSA Approved Master-Keyed Locks Have Been 3D Printed & Shared Publicly

Your Luggage is Unsafe! TSA Approved Master-Keyed Locks Have Been 3D Printed & Shared Publicly

The stated goal of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is, in their own words, to “Protect the nation’s transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.”. Essentially, the organisation was created in the wake of 9/11 to make sure that a terrorist attack of that scale never happens again. Several policies enacted […]

The stated goal of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is, in their own words, to “Protect the nation’s transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.”. Essentially, the organisation was created in the wake of 9/11 to...
Keysforge: Easy, Automatic Production of 3D Printed Copies of High-Security Keys

Keysforge: Easy, Automatic Production of 3D Printed Copies of High-Security Keys

While retinal and other biometric scanners are coming into play for some high-security applications, there’s still some ways to go before those are reliable enough for more common use–and so most secured areas rely on the age-old standby of the lock and key. The idea, of course, behind a lock is that it can only […]

While retinal and other biometric scanners are coming into play for some high-security applications, there’s still some ways to go before those are reliable enough for more common use–and so most secured areas rely on the age-old standby of the lock and...
Turning the Common Lock Key Inside Out - UrbanAlps Launches Additively Manufactured Stealth Key

Turning the Common Lock Key Inside Out - UrbanAlps Launches Additively Manufactured Stealth Key

For every lock and key, there are people who feel the need to crack them. And 3D printing has already been used, by Jos Weyers and Christian Holler to 3D print “bump” keys which can be inserted into nearly any lock and given a “bump” to engage the tumblers and open the lock. Fortunately, Weyers […]

For every lock and key, there are people who feel the need to crack them. And 3D printing has already been used, by Jos Weyers and Christian Holler to 3D print “bump” keys which can be inserted into nearly any lock and given a “bump” to engage the tumblers and open...
Skeleton Keys Created Quickly and Easily with 3D Printing

Skeleton Keys Created Quickly and Easily with 3D Printing

Movies in which high-tech thieves use the tricks of their trade to gain unauthorized access to locked doors might soon show them holding skeleton keys made from slices of plastic. The advantages of any technology are equally available to all regardless of ethics. A 3D printer no more decides that it will agree to create […]

Movies in which high-tech thieves use the tricks of their trade to gain unauthorized access to locked doors might soon show them holding skeleton keys made from slices of plastic. The advantages of any technology are equally available to all regardless of ethics. A 3D...

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