This Will Be 3-D Printing's Next Security Crisis

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If two MIT students have it their way, physical keys are about to become a thing of the past. At the recent Def Con Hacker Conference, these students announced they've developed a piece of software that enables Schlage Primus keys - the de facto standard of security keys - to be easily replicated with a professional 3-D printer.

Not only does this have far-reaching implications for the world at large, it puts a target directly on the backs of both 3D Systems  and Stratasys . In the video below, Fool.com contributor Steve Heller gives 3-D printing investors the details they need to know about this development.

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The article This Will Be 3-D Printing's Next Security Crisis originally appeared on Fool.com.

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