Hmm. That’s not supposed to happen like that. And yet this gun safe—a GunVault GVB1000 approved by the California Department of Justice that uses a biometric fingerprint sensor to unlock itself—can be easily opened with just a paperclip. It’s a method that simply involves tricking the bypass lock to open the latch.
It doesn’t take much effort to bust open a Master Lock. All you need to do is apply a little bit of pressure on one end and then add a few taps at the other side in a specific spot and pop, the thing opens pretty easily. Shockingly so! In fact, you don’t even really need a hammer to do this trick, the end of a…
A few weeks ago hacker Samy Kamkar showed the world how to easily crack a Master combination lock—the same kind used on thousands of school lockers—in eight tries or fewer. But who has the time for that? Thankfully, Samy has followed up with this wonderful 3D-printed contraption that does all the hard work for you, in…
Security researcher Samy Kamkar developed a web app that can help you crack Master Lock’s ubiquitous padlock in a matter of minutes. Fiddling with your lock as described in this video gives you three numbers, which the app uses to generate eight three-number sequences, one of which will open your lock.
We have seen drawings and animations before, but this video is great at teaching how to pick a conventional door lock. It can't get clearer than this cutaway mechanism. Now go practice and learn to be a good thief/spy/detective/dude in some thriller movie/policeman without scruples.
It's been said there's no such thing as an unpickable lock. That may be true – but this innovative lock assembly just bested one of the Internet's most famous lock-pickers, who calls it "the weirdest lock on Earth."
Picking a lock is surprisingly easy with practice. So the makers of this mystery bike lock came up with a brilliant and novel solution: bury the keyhole deep inside the lock mechanism. It's unpickable, because you simply can't get your picks into the lock. And it's got lock picking hobbyists stumped.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to pick locks? Well, this stupid simple GIF is your ticket. Now you just need to practice.
Here is the most adorable theft ever. A two-year-old toddler figured out how to use nail clippers to pick the lock on his eight-year-old sister's door so that he could steal a stuffed animal at night. His parents set up a baby camera to see the incredible "crime" go down.
You don't fool around with home security. The front door locks automatically when you leave. And there's no way you'd be a big enough sucker to hide a spare key beneath the welcome mat. But what will you do if you lock yourself out? Smash your own window? Not a chance.
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.
Hotel rooms tend to have locks that use magnetic swipe cards—something reasonably high-tech and innately trusted. Bad news? A piece of bent wire can defeat these locks. Good news? A towel prevents such low-tech break-ins.
A handcuff escapist named Ray gave a presentation at Dutch hacker camp HAR about how to quickly make a plastic key that will break you out of Dutch police handcuffs. He did it with a homemade 3D printer, and tested it on actual handcuffs. It's not clear how he got the schematic to make the keys, though some have…
The folks at Wired have taken a peek into the life of one Marc Weber Tobias—a man that obsessively pits himself against the toughest physical security systems that modern technology can muster. Unfortunately for manufacturers, Tobias hasn't found a lock that he can pick, crack, or bump.
While some of us invest points into intelligence to become doctors, others of us pour those stats into perception and agility to take a different route...
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…