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Key set available for $150 on eBay provides an all-access pass to NYC
New York Post ^ | September 30, 2012

Posted on 09/30/2012 1:26:40 PM PDT by SMGFan

This man has the keys to the city — and he’s selling them for a measly 150 bucks.

If the wrong person buys a set, we could all be in trouble.

Retired New Jersey locksmith Daniel Ferraris, 69, is hawking what he calls a “firemen’s key ring” — and what a terrorist might call a dream come true.

The set consists of five keys that would allow control of virtually any elevator in the city, could knock out power to municipal buildings and skyscrapers, darken city streets, open subway gates and some firehouse doors and provide full access to 1 World Trade Center and other construction sites.

Ferraris sold an undercover Post reporter the key-collection ring after posting his wares on eBay under the user name “thesixlever.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


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1 posted on 09/30/2012 1:26:47 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Ok, lets see if I get this correct a guy publicly names himself, and publicly states he has the keys to the city....but hasn’t been taken into custody yet and this paper thinks the story is legit?
Oh, every so concerned posts pictures and describes the keys in detail.


2 posted on 09/30/2012 1:31:24 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: SMGFan

Now the feds sit back and look at his clientele.


3 posted on 09/30/2012 1:34:17 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: SMGFan

Another Obama-Muslim Brotherhood operation?


4 posted on 09/30/2012 1:40:02 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: SMGFan

The keyes this guy is selling are all pretty easy to get a hold of for anyone who wants them and not many could cause more than a nuisance.

The electrical panel key will get you into a panel but not into a large building’s electrical vault. The elevator key will let you be a jackass in one elevator, and you will be easily stopped by building facility engineers. The traffic key will allow you to be a jackass at one traffic light and you will be easily stopped by cops. The firemans service key will get you into fire sprinkler riser rooms and other such places. If you have arson in mind the key will not help you when the sprinkler tamper switches activate. The street box key will allow you to be a jackass with one box, and you will be easily stopped by the cops.

I suppose that these keyes could play a part in some overall plot but anyone putting the time and thought into something big could get them with or without this locksmith.


5 posted on 09/30/2012 1:54:39 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: RightOnTheBorder

So . . . how much is it worth to be a jackass five ways till Sunday?


6 posted on 09/30/2012 2:07:08 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (ABO to the core.)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

” So . . . how much is it worth to be a jackass five ways till Sunday?”

Probably get you a job in the Obama administration.


7 posted on 09/30/2012 2:15:56 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: SMGFan

What is a Bump Key?

Simply put, a bump key is a tool that can quickly and efficiently open nearly 90% of pin-tumbler locks in North America.

How a bump key works:

•Simply insert the bump key into the lock and pull it out one “click”.
•Apply a very limited amount of torque (turning force) to the key.
•Use a bump key hammer or another solid object to strike the rear end of the key.
•The force of the key going into the lock will push the pins up which will briefly allow the lock to turn.
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8 posted on 09/30/2012 2:16:45 PM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

$150 for keyes
$500 court costs
$500-1000 in fines
$2000 to a lawyer (a cheap one)
1 night in jail.

My math puts that at a minimum of $3,150 plus a night of fighting off drunks at the county hoosegow.


9 posted on 09/30/2012 2:16:58 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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What is worse is the hacker community (who love a good puzzle) will quick post detailed instructions on how to make these.
The photo of the keys is detailed enough to measure the depth of each cut required. In fact, a 3d printer will make it even easier to produce, since some of those keys may be hard to find blanks for.

Hackers recently did this for a high security handcuffs.


10 posted on 09/30/2012 3:08:17 PM PDT by bhl
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