Luggage Can be Unlocked Using 3D Printed Copies of TSA Master Keys

The baggage industry boldly trumpets the security of its products, promising ‘worry-free travel’. But in just a couple of distracted minutes, your stored valuables could be stolen.

Using a key printed on a 3D printer, our investigators discovered that they could potentially open the luggage locks of almost any bag in the world.

More than four years ago, the master keys for luggage locks fitted to the majority of suitcases and cabin bags were leaked, yet the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) continues to advise travellers to only use its approved locks.

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