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Lockpickers 3D-Printed Master Key for TSA Luggage Locks and BluePrint Leaked Online

Lockpickers 3D-Printed Master Key for TSA Luggage Locks and BluePrint Leaked Online

September 11, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Here're a good news and bad news for you. The good news is that if you lose the keys for your TSA-compliant "Travel Sentry" luggage locks then you can just 3D print your very own TSA master keys. The bad news is that anyone can now 3D print their own master keys to open your bags. Yes, the security of 300 Million TSA-approved Travel Sentry luggage locks has been compromised , and now anyone with a 3D printer can unlock every single TSA-approved padlocks. Thanks to a security blunder by the American government agency. A security researcher with online moniker " Xyl2k " published the 3D printing files for a range of master keys with blueprints to GitHub , allowing anyone to 3D print his or her own copies of TSA-approved locks—the ones the authorities can unlock with their keys during airport inspections. How did the Researcher get the Print? A story about the " Secret Life " of Baggage in the hands of the US Transportation Securi
Girl Hacker Devises a 3D Printed High-Heeled Shoes with Hacking Tools Inside

Girl Hacker Devises a 3D Printed High-Heeled Shoes with Hacking Tools Inside

August 25, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Next time when you came across a lady wearing high heels, you need to Watch her steps, and yours too. What if a computer hacker with stunning good look and charm, especially a girl, walk around you? This is the only reason why a young woman hacker going under the name SexyCyborg could turn out so dangerous . SexyCyborg, a Chinese hardware hacker, is actually a very intelligent and extremely geeky woman, who has a keen interest in electronics, robotics, and most importantly 3D printing. She proved this by first creating the Hikaru Skirt   with the help of a 3D printer back in July, and now… …by devising a new way of Hiding Hi-Tech Hacking Technology in a Unique Pair of High-Heeled Shoes . 'Wu Ying Shoes' – A Set of Hacking Tools! She used a 3D-printed pair of high heels for the purpose of hiding a penetration-testing toolkit around. The 3D-printed heels, she dubbed " Wu Ying Shoes ," named after the Chinese folk hero Wong Fei Hung's
This 3D Printed Robot Cracks Combination Locks in Less than 30 Seconds

This 3D Printed Robot Cracks Combination Locks in Less than 30 Seconds

May 16, 2015Mohit Kumar
Be careful while leaving your important and valuable stuff in your lockers. A 3D printed robot has arrived that can crack a combination lock in as little as 30 seconds. So, it's time to ditch your modern combination locks and started keeping your valuable things in a good old-fashioned locker with keys. A well-known California hacker Samy Kamkar who is expert in cracking locks has built a 3D-printed machine, calling his gadget the " Combo Breaker ," that can crack Master Lock combination padlocks – used on hundreds of thousands of school lockers – in less than 30 seconds. A couple of weeks ago, Kamkar introduced the world how a manufacturing flaw in Master Lock combination locks can easily reveal the full combination by carefully measuring the dial interaction with the shackle in eight or fewer attempts. However, it requires some software and things to do, and who has that much of time? So to make it simple for everyone – On Thursday, the hacker showe
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