A set of CAD files published this week to Github make it easy to 3D print plastic replicas of TSA master keys.
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A set of CAD files were published this week to Github, making it easy to 3D print perfect plastic replicas of the TSA’s master keys for its recognized locks. The blueprints are based on a photo published in November as part of a Washington Post article about the “secret life of baggage.” Long since deleted, the original image (still available elsewhere on the Web) showed an up-close view of seven different keys. Master-keyed locks—like those employed by schools, offices, and some apartment complexes—are often criticized by security experts. But the TSA appears perfectly happy with its “weak” key system. “TSA has worked with several companies to develop locks that can be opened by security officers using universal ‘master’ keys so that the locks may not have to be cut,” the agency said in a February 2014 blog post. Those locks are available at most airports and travel stores nationwide. Just look for the TSA badge of approval on the packaging.