Engineer Makes 3D-Printed Key To Open Any Lock

Posted in 3D Printing,Security by Darrin Olson on September 2nd, 2014

3D Printed bump key to open any lockSome German engineers have revealed designs for 3D printing a “bump key” that they say can be used to break into common tumbler style locks. According to the engineers, using nothing but a photo of the lock and some software called Photobump, a working key can be created.

Bump keys are not anything really new, but the ability to produce a lock-specific bump key through 3D printing from a picture of a lock, well that’s pretty new. A bump key basically uses some force and some jarring of the lock to move the small pins in the tumbler into the correct position so that the lock will turn.

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Samsung Dive remotely locks, wipes your Wave, Galaxy S for free

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on July 4th, 2010

You need to be prepared in case you lose your phone. To that end, Samsung has introduced its Samsung Dive feature which is an extension of Mobile Tracker, helping users lock or wipe the phone in the event of a theft or loss.

You can also receive notifications online when the SIM card is taken out and replaced with a new one, or get the phone’s location sent to you at the same time. Sadly, the tracking feature will not be enabled in all countries due to legal and security reasons, but it will help some of us.