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The (In)Security of Locks

Here's a cool article [engadget], from the lockpicking event at DEFCON14 in Las Vegas. The author goes into some detail as to what the components of a lock are and how they work together. Also described is the history of "bumping" locks (as the 11 year-old girl in the photo could do) and the insecurity of ping tumbler locks.

The key pictured is from a Kwikset lock, a popular lock I've noticed in different residences in Arizona.. o_O . A friend and I were able to pick his apartment lock in a matter of seconds using a street-sweeper bristle we found!

Posted by Marcin on Friday, August 25, 2006 in Security.

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