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    Keep Your Keys Outta Sight

    Remember when Diebold posted images of master keys for its voting machines online and hilarity ensued? Now computer scientists at UC San Diego have taken the concept a scary step further...

    Keys Can Be Copied From Afar, UC San Diego Computer Scientists Show - UC San Diego News Center

    UC San Diego computer scientists have built a software program that can perform key duplication without having the key. Instead, the computer scientists only need a photograph of the key.

    “We built our key duplication software system to show people that their keys are not inherently secret,” said Stefan Savage, the computer science professor from UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering who led the student-run project. “Perhaps this was once a reasonable assumption, but advances in digital imaging and optics have made it easy to duplicate someone’s keys from a distance without them even noticing.”

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    Heh. Unless you are trying to keep the break-in a secret, a brick through the window works just as well, and is a lot easier. :-P
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    Heh. Unless you are trying to keep the break-in a secret, a brick through the window works just as well, and is a lot easier. :-P
    Over here we have found assassinations quite effective
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    The difference between a brick and a key is somebody's neighbors could be watching, and if you open the door with a key they're a hell of a lot less suspicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keezel View Post
    The difference between a brick and a key is somebody's neighbors could be watching, and if you open the door with a key they're a hell of a lot less suspicious.
    Very true!
    \"Those of us that had been up all night were in no mood for coffee and donuts, we wanted strong drink.\"

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