MIT Students Release Program To 3D-Print High Security Keys

At the recent Def Con hacker conference, MIT students released a piece of code that will allow anyone to create a 3D-printable software model of any Primus key, despite the Schlage company’s attempts to prevent the duplication of those carefully-controlled shapes.  The students were able to produce precise models that they uploaded to the 3D-printing services Shapeways and i.Materialise, who mailed them working copies of the keys in materials ranging from nylon to titanium.  The security features of this patented lock systems are quite sophisticated.  But the two students in MIT’s electrical engineering program point out that there are ways to copy a key without ever possessing it.
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