Want to open a TSA-compliant lock? Turns out that’s not so hard thanks to a mistake and some follow-up fun from tinkerers. The Washington Post published a photo of the master keys online briefly. Even after the photo was deleted the proverbial cat was out of the bag. Someone else made a CAD file allowing the keys to be reproduced on any 3-D printer. And the rest, as they say, is history.
OMG, it's actually working!!! pic.twitter.com/rotJPJqjTg
— Bernard Bolduc (@bernard) September 9, 2015
Of course, this doesn’t really matter all that much. The locks were never about providing real security and there is no audit trail or documentation of when a bag is searched or of who did the searching. But it is another bit of embarrassment for the agency online. Oopsie.
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