Friday, October 31, 2008

One more reason to be paranoid...

As if I wasn't paranoid enough, researchers at University of California in San Diego have given me one more reason: they've developed software that can duplicate physical keys from photographs. Taken at a distance. Or with a cell phone camera. From any angle. This is really scary stuff. I mean, those 80s made for television movies scared me enough - whenever I leave one of my cars for service, or send it through a car wash, I always remove my house keys. Now doing that may not be enough.  Yes, it seems unlikely that everyone will be at risk for this type of attack, but certainly if you are targeted it will be worth someone's effort to observe you and your keys.

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