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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
Edward Snowden files has blueprint of NSA surveillance programs

Edward Snowden files has blueprint of NSA surveillance programs

July 15, 2013Mohit Kumar
Edward Snowden has enough information to cause more damage to the US government in a minute alone than anyone else has ever had in the history of the United States, but he has insisted that they not be made public, including  the blueprints of NSA surveillance program . Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist, who was the first to report on classified documents leaked by Edward Snowden, says the former National Security Agency contractor has what amounts to an " instruction manual for how the NSA is built. " The documents " would allow somebody who read them to know exactly how the NSA does what it does, which would in turn allow them to evade that surveillance or replicate it ," Greenwald said.  " In order to take documents with him that proved that what he was saying was true he had to take ones that included very sensitive, detailed blueprints of how the NSA does what they do. " Greenwald said that Snowden is planning more stories on domestic spying
Blueprints of Australia's top spy agency headquarters stolen by Chinese hackers

Blueprints of Australia's top spy agency headquarters stolen by Chinese hackers

May 27, 2013Mohit Kumar
Secret and highly sensitive and $630 million building blueprints outlining the layout of Australia's top spy agency's new headquarters have been stolen by Chinese hackers. According to a report by the ABC 's Four Corners, the blueprints included floor plans, communications cabling, server locations and the security systems. The cyber attack, launched on a contractor involved in work at the site, is one of the reasons completion of the new building has been delayed. Companies including BlueScope Steel and Adelaide-based Codan, which makes radios for military and intelligence agencies, are also said have been targeted by the Chinese. Under this major hacking operations, hackers successfully breached the Defence Department's classified email system, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. A separate attack on the Defence Department involved an employee sending a highly classified document from his des
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