The ‘signal key’ I bought on the Internet… All transportation facilities are open.

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When there is an accident on the road or when a car is pushed a lot, signal controllers are installed in various places where the police manipulate traffic signals. Of course, this signal controller is locked so that no one can touch it, and the key is sold on the Internet.

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When there is an accident on the road or when a car is pushed a lot, signal controllers are installed in various places where the police manipulate traffic signals. Of course, this signal controller is locked so that no one can touch it, and the key is sold on the Internet.

Reporter Han So-hee reported exclusively.

Signal controller keys were unified nationwide so that traffic police could quickly respond to emergency situations.

When security issues such as the possibility of duplication emerged, the Seoul Metropolitan Government began replacing the key with another key in 2015.

However, six years later, 60% of the 4,400 city controllers in Seoul, or 2,700, still use the old key.

However, the same key as this key is being sold at online shopping malls.

Even the name says it is a signal key, and anyone can buy it for 13,000 won including the lock.

[판매업자 : 공장 자체에서 신호기 키라고 이름 지어서 나오는 거고. 신호기 제어함에 들어가는 거 맞고요.]

The signal key I ordered online has arrived. I’ll tear it apart and check it out. Also contains the same key with Traffic Signs on it.

I opened the signal controllers in downtown Seoul with the key I bought.

All unlock easily.

Not only the controller, but also the unmanned equipment box for traffic enforcement and the traffic management system box are opened.

The Seoul Metropolitan Government, which is responsible for management, is unaware of this fact.

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The city of Seoul announced that it will investigate how the key for signal flags was distributed along with the police and come up with countermeasures.

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