How I Accidentally Helped Compromise The Secret Keys Of High-Security Handcuffs
Source: Forbes - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Cryptography In the age of freely available modeling software, laser cutters and 3D printers, shapes that must stay secret for security’s sake don’t stay secret for long. Especially, it turns out, when a reporter wielding an iPhone camera is around. In this case, that reporter was me.

In June, I published a story about a German hacker who goes by the name “Ray.” Ray gave a presentation at the Hackers on Planet Earth conference in New York, demonstrating a new wrinkle in a very old aspect of physical security: handcuff keys. Using a widely available 3D printer or laser cutter, he showed that it’s possible to reproduce restricted keys for high-security handcuffs built by companies like Bonowi and Chubb, despite those manufacturers’ efforts to make sure that their keys only end up in the hands of police officers.

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