Learn to Pick Locks for Fun and an Increased Understanding of Security
You can pick up a decent lockpick set at some locksmiths. They'll have you sign off a paper saying it is criminal to carry the lockpick set unless you have a locksmith license and all that fun stuff. I have one, but I always find myself needing to use makeshift tools since I don't carry it on me.The best things I've used are a binder clip and some small paper clips. I take a handle off of the binder clip and use that as the pulling/rotating hook. Large ones are easier to work with, but they don't always fit in the lock, so get some small ones. For poking at the tumblers, I take a small paperclip and fold it tightly with pliers to give it strength. Using those 2 things, you can pick a huge majority of home locks. Flagged @xternai: Huge majority of home locks? Most video and instructions on lock picking seem to deal with at most 5 pins, as if you'd ever encounter that as a home lock... If I did come across a 2x7, I doubt I'd do very well. I'm surprised though to hear about 5 pin home locks.
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