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Title: Lockpicking in PHD level
Post by: spic0m on June 01, 2009, 22:31:14 PM
In every aspect of life there are people recognized by others as "gurus" in what they do.
Marc Tobias is the guru of lockpicking, started cracking locks at the age of 15 and kept going unstopable all those years he earned at least the privilige to be heard when he spokes about locks. This man is the nightmare of lock manufacturers and security specialists, his job, or better enjoyment, is to prove the so called "security locks" are just crap. And ok your house lock interests only you, but what about White house's locks, or many "high security" facilities? Those, you expect (and the people guarding them) to be more secure, in vain as Tobias proves.
Maybe the interview is big but worth reading it and be sure to watch the videos too. :)




source: wired (http://www.wired.com/techbiz/people/magazine/17-06/ff_keymaster?currentPage=1)
Title: Re: Lockpicking in PHD level
Post by: kam on June 01, 2009, 22:46:33 PM
LOL did you see the man with the lock! 8 sec'' safe lock!

I've tried lock picking with minimum or no success. But what they do is art :D Did you see their tools!
Title: Re: Lockpicking in PHD level
Post by: spic0m on June 01, 2009, 23:04:54 PM
I told you, it's the guru!
Title: Re: Lockpicking in PHD level
Post by: bravodog on June 03, 2009, 19:06:39 PM
Well I have had the privy to work at a gov. facility and let me tell you some of there so called high tec locks would not amaze you at all.  I don't know what they use at the pentagon or the white house but the set up's I have seen I think a 3rd grader could get through.  But this goes to show that any mech. device can be hacked eventually when studied long enough.  I just thank god that your common variety crook does not know how to use the correct tools to do this.  I know some of the dream security set up's I have come up for my house would stop him and incapacitate him as well but then again I don't have a boat load of money to shell out for some of the set up's I have thought of.