Snap a picture of a key and Key Me will turn it into a working metal key: just a reminder that locks probably aren't as secure you imagine. (via Schneier)
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My house key is shaped like a revolver and I am a fan of oddly-shaped keys in general. So, when I saw these cool key blanks by NYC jewelry brand Erica Weiner pop up in my Instagram feed, I stopped in my tracks.
All three --the "Up Yours," the "Good Night," and the "All-Seeing Eye"-- are compatible with kwikset (KW1) locks. To have them cut to fit your door, you just bring them to your local locksmith or hardware store.
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I have an annoyingly bulky key ring. I frequently clip it to my belt like a janitor, but this DIY "Swiss Army Key Ring" seems like a nice alternative. However, it does mean giving up car remote fobs. Swiss Army Key Ring (Instructables) Read the rest
Locks had to be changed at London's 930-year old fortress—and home of the crown jewels—after a man was found trespassing within the walls, keys in hand
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