Thursday, August 18, 2011

If you’ve ever wanted a primer on lock-picking …

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It’s safe to say that pretty much all of us have, at one point or another, wished we knew how to pick locks, either to break into forbidden pantries or to enter our own homes on those days where our keys somehow magically jumped ship at some point on our way home from work or school.* Unfortunately, it seems that tutorials of this fine crime art are a bit hard to come by, even in the sacred halls of knowledge that is the Internet. Until now, where a competitive lock-picker and professional security researcher shows us how his sport is done:

(Sorry, no transcript this time. It’s mostly all visual, anyway.)

Now, to put this new-found information to good use … as soon as I find one. (Muahaha.)

(via @donttrythis)

* Examples may, or may not, be inspired by real-life events.