3D-printed TSA master keys put travellers’ luggage at risk

Anyone with a 3D printer can now unlock every single TSA-approved padlock, thanks to a security lapse by the American government agency.

The Transportation Security Administration, created following the 9/11 attacks to ensure the safety of travellers into and around the US, requires any lock on bags to be branded as “travel sentry approved”, to enable them to carry out searches without having to break the lock or bag.

h/t Exile

  • dagawker

    It’s for our security?

    • Ouch.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        That guy looks like Charles Adler.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Our security, his edification.
      Same thing.

  • huron

    good lord you hang your food from a tree away from your tent

  • simus1

    The TSA is little more than an amateur minwage cya farce,. a PC “do something” effort.

  • Exile1981

    The TSA is more of a joke than a security agency.

  • FactsWillOut

    I guess they’ll have to upgrade to fisting.
    For the children.