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MIT Guide to Lockpicking

MIT Guide to Lockpicking
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: 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: The MIT Hacking community is saddened by the series of recent events which have made the "MIT Guide To Lockpicking" available electronically in a indiscriminate fashion.

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How to Pick Your Way Out of Handcuffs Editor’s note: This post was written by the ITS Tactical Crew and originally ran on ITS Tactical. Today we’ll be showing you how to pick your way out of handcuffs using only a bobby pin. We realize this may be a sensitive issue to some out there, as this information in the wrong hands could be detrimental; here’s our take. The current “swinging bow rachet – type” adjustable handcuff design dates back to 1912 when the Peerless Handcuff Company patented it. Even the “double lock,” that we’ll get into later in the article, came about shortly after this.

The Open Organisation Of Lockpickers This is a repository of the most up-to-date versions of Deviant's lock diagrams and animations. Seen in all of the TOOOL educational materials and slide decks, these files are all released under the Creative Commons license. You are free to use any of them for non-commercial purposes, as long as they are properly attributed and the same freedom for others is maintained in all derivative works.

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Lockpicking - Toool About lockpicking What is Lockpicking? Lockpicking is the art of opening a lock without damaging it or using a key. This 'opening without damage' can be done in various ways, but is generally done with special tools for that purpose. untitled Unlike the locks on your home, the locks on most automobiles are high security locks. They normally can't be picked without physically modifying the lock. For this reason, people look for other methods of entry. The Lockdown: Locked, but not secure (Part I) Noted security expert Marc Weber Tobias contributes a new column, The Lockdown, exposing the shoddy security you may depend on. The Bump Key: A new old threat to the security of mechanical locks The most popular locking mechanism in the world utilizes the pin tumbler design, first developed 4000 years ago in Egypt and then rediscovered and perfected a century and a half ago by Linus Yale. There are billions of these locks in the world and they come in all sizes, configurations, and security ratings. Some are secure; most are not, and even some high security rated cylinders can be easily compromised. All that is required to open many times of pin tumbler cylinders -- the kind of lock that probably keeps the bad guys out of your home -- is a bump key and a tool for creating a bit of force.

Geek Genius photo: Harshit Sekhon Tired of spending big bucks every time Apple (AAPL) releases a new version of your go-to gadget? (Hint: this happens every year). Then stop. 50 Skills Every Real Geek Should Have - Page 7 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.

How to remove pins from a pin tumbler dead-bolt When you purchase your lock, it will come packaged mostly disassembled, so a lot of the work has been done for you. But removing pins and reassembling the lock to a functional state is not easy. I'll guide you through the process to make it as easy as possible. Pretty much the only tool you'll need for this task is a small screw driver. You're going to be working with several very small parts which you won't be able to replace without buying a new lock.

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