3-d printing keys: Lock picks could use printers to “bump” locks more easily.

Savvy Lock Pickers Could Find New Power in 3-D Printers (Video)

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Aug. 28 2014 7:35 PM

Lock Pickers, Meet 3-D Printers

Engineers warn that an old trick could get new life with the ever-cheaper technology.

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“Bumping a lock" is an old art that's become more difficult. But Wired reports that lock-picking engineers Jos Weyers and Christian Holler have come up with simple software that can 3-D print sophisticated new bump keys. It isn't hard.

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