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Software Can Make Copies Of Traditional Keys From Distant Images

Beware of flashing your keys in public. Computer scientists at the University of California at San Diego have developed software that can make a duplicate of a key from just a distant photo of it using technology available to almost anyone.

“This is not new. Ninjas have had this ability for years if not decades. How else do the get in and rearrange the furniture without detection? What’s more, Ninjas invented keys to make people think they are safe. To answer your question, anything to do with ninjas is cool.”

by Brady Bone Brand Futurist The Republik Captain Creative Ops

Photo Credit: © Benjamin Laxton


3 Comments so far. Comments are closed.
  1. 1LT Jeremy Mitchell,

    How long do you think the government has already been able to do this?

  2. Ryan,

    That brings up a great point – a scary one at that. I don’t even want to think about what the government can do. By the time we hear about it, it’s already been done.

  3. This reminds me of the Myth Busters guys that broke through a finger print scanner lock by taking the fingerprint of an approved user and recreating it in latex.

    Man, 195 feet is a long way.