DIY TSA Keys Now Online


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.

https://twitter.com/bernard/status/641662069427847168

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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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and .
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