3D Printing is also unsafe

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The arrival of 3D printing technology has been a great change for the lives of many, a positive change because it brings good things, but it also brings bad things.

In recent conferences on Hackers it has been revealed that 3D Printing can help break the law. And by this we are not referring to creating printed pistols that can fire and create damage but to other practices related to theft.

The most striking example of all those presented is the possibility of printing key copies or printing master keys. It is something that may seem strange but if uses hard materials such as ABS or metal, creating a passkey or a copy is easier than it sounds.

These examples presented by hackers indicate that 3D Printing can also be unsafe

To prove these words, several hackers have managed to copiate TSA keys in minutes. The TSA is the Transportation Security Agency of the United States, an agency that focuses on basing security in certain transports and that has gone bad after these attacks.

But key copying or gun printing is not the only thing that can be done with 3D printing. In my opinion, the greatest risk is in the possibility of being able to print our own footprints and create fingers or swatches that can be used on certain security devices. The latest tests show that it is possible, although it is true that current 3D printers do not allow to create an exact model and this is to be appreciated, at least for the moment.

In any case, it must be taken into account that 3D printing already has its underground, an underground that can help us, but can also annoy us and must be taken into account Do not you think?


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