Pick a Lock Picking locks in video games has always been pretty easy; you make a skill check, break a pick or two, maybe even play a little mini-game, and the door swings right open. In the real world picking a lock is a lot tougher, but it’s still something you can learn to do with a little practice.
An interesting new lockpicking technique has been making its way around the internet. This technique uses 'bump keys' to open locks in a similar fashion to lockpicking guns but without requiring specialized hardware. You can read about bump keys in this document , and see a news report about them here . --- Presenting --- (drumroll please) I am told that the university which has its' name associated with this document would prefer not to.
Guide to Lock Picking Ted the Tool September 1, 1991 Distribution Copyright 1987, 1991 Theodore T.
While the " MIT guide to lockpicking" is reproducible on a " non-profit basis", some concern has been expressed on behalf of the MIT ' hacking community '. See: http://www.lysator.liu.se/mit-guide/lame.html http://web.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/www/stock-answers/lockpicking-guide Comment or guidance from any current members of the MIT community would be welcome. Please read the text at one of the above links for full details. I reproduce the Executive Summary and a bit of other context below:
From Toool About lockpicking What is Lockpicking? Lockpicking is the art of opening a lock without damaging it or using a key.
Learning to pick locks is a fun exercise in learning about locking mechanisms, honing a useful skill, and getting a better understanding of how locks work and protect—or fail to protect—you and your stuff. Photo by Lanchongzi . If you've never picked a lock before, you're missing out. It's fun, for the most part it's a strictly analog/mechanical pursuit (a therapeutic break from electronic gadgets), and unlike say, learning to juggle, when you end up locked out of your house you can actually put your skill to use. The best place to get started with lock picking is to look up a local chapter of Locksport International .
May 4, 2011 Image Source The impressive multi-functional business card you see above belongs to “Melvin,” a hacker who decided some years ago to design a piece of business identification that was both appropriate and unique. He scored on both fronts, but most impressive is the card’s dual purpose: as well as providing contact info for clients, the card can be easily dismantled – each individual tool can be popped out and detached – and cleverly used as a lock-picking kit.
Hi, Tonight I digged up a tubular lock again and wanted to find out why it's so hard to pick it pin-by-pin... Here's the lock: