How To Pick a Lock Using Nothing But Hairpins

You can learn the basics of lock picking from a GIF, but for a more nuanced look at the techniques required to actually get a lock open without the key, check out NightHawkInLight's latest tutorial where he uses nothing but a pair of strategically bent hairpins in the process. » 3/05/14 1:20pm 3/05/14 1:20pm

How To Defeat a Sliding Chain Lock With Only a Rubber Band

Sure, you can use various high-tech methods to sneak into places where you don't belong, but the MacGyver approaches are so much more fun. Here's how someone can defeat a sliding chain lock with just a rubber band. » 3/31/10 11:40pm 3/31/10 11:40pm

Locksmiths Hate Geeks

Why would the noble locksmith have a bone to pick with geeks? Because they are beating them at their own game, that's why. A growing number of amateur lock picking enthusiasts are intimidating the professionals with their skill-a group comprised mainly of computer geeks who draw parallels between network hacking and… » 7/17/08 6:30pm 7/17/08 6:30pm