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Hacker Opens High Security Handcuffs With 3D-Printed And Laser-Cut Keys - Forbes

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In a workshop Friday at the Hackers On Planet Earth conference in New York, a German hacker and security consultant who goes by the name “Ray” demonstrated a looming problem for handcuff makers hoping to restrict the distribution of the keys that open their cuffs: With plastic copies he cheaply produced with a laser-cutter and a 3D printer, he was able to open handcuffs built by the German firm Bonowi and the English manufacturer Chubb, both of which attempt to control the distribution of their keys to keep them exclusively in the hands of authorized buyers such as law enforcement.

This is both very cool and very frightening.

Don't mess with hackers, man.

But seriously, how cool are 3-D printers?

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