No Forced Entry with Keys Made from Photos!

Researchers have successfully cut keys from digital photos.

Using a digital image of a key from almost any angle, Sneakey measures the depth of each cut, strings together this information and spits out a bitting code – typically a five or six digit number – that locksmiths use to make each cut on a blank key. The bitting code, along with the basic key information is enough to make a duplicate key.

Then again, let’s try to remember that old saying: Locks only keep honest people out.

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