Lockpicking Baltic Cyber Security Forum 2013

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Lockpicking Baltic Cyber Security Forum 2013

  1. 1. Introduction to the Art of Picking Locks Vilnius - 17/05/2013
  2. 2. Introduction “Lock picking is the art of unlocking a lock by analyzing and manipulating the components of the lock device, without the original key.” Wikipedia 2
  3. 3. Pin Tumbler Lock’s Anatomy 3 Shell: contains all of the internal components. Plug: is the active and rotating component of the pin tumbler lock. Keyway: limits the number of keys that can enter the lock. Key: is the device used to unlock the lock. Pins: also called tumblers. Provides the security locking mechanism. Springs: force each tumbler-set into the plug and maintain the integrity of the pin- stack while the key is inserted and removed. Shear line: is the level to which all pins must be raised in order for the plug to rotate.
  4. 4. How a Lock works 4 Shear line
  5. 5. Lockpicking Tools 5
  6. 6. How to Pick a Lock 6 4 1 5 3 2 Plug 1)  Apply torque in the same direction that you would turn the key 2)  Use the pick to push up the pins 3)  Since most locks are not built absolutely perfect… 4)  The goal here is to press each pair of pins until you hear a “click”.
  7. 7. Security Pins 7 Spool Mushroom Serrated
  8. 8. Bibliography 8 http://www.gregmiller.net/locks/mitguide/ http://www.lockwiki.com/ http://www.ssdev.org/SSDeV/start.php

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