They can copy your key from a picture

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Computer science professor Stefan Savage and a handful of grad students at the University of California at San Diego have developed a computer system that makes a functional copy of a key based solely on a photograph, regardless of angle or distance — the image resolution just has to be high enough to make out the details. They claim they did this "to show people that their keys are not inherently secret" so they’ll be more careful about flaunting them around in their Flickr photos

One Response to They can copy your key from a picture

  1. Jon Moss says:

    That is just scary – thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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