Lockpicking

Michael “Sveder” Sverdlin

sveder.com

Disclaimer

  • This information doesn’t make you a burglar.
  • Lockpicks: Israeli law needs “a good reason”.
  • “A good reason” is not defined anywhere :)

Only pick your own locks

עצה לחיים

Pin & Tumbler Locks

Lockpicking 101

We mostly talked about pin and tumblr as they are the most popular. Let’s quickly talk about some other interesting types, very briefly.

Tentative Method
(Tension + Manipulation)

Show the click that happens when I manipulate the locks and then let go of tension.

Attack and Defense

Attacks

  • Bumping, pick guns
  • Raking
  • Tryout keys
  • Comb pick
  • Picking
  • Impressioning
  • Drilling and breaking

Decoding

  • Manipulation
  • Measurement
  • Sight reading
  • Radiological

This is the art part

Defense

  • Security pins
    • Mushroom
    • Serated
    • Spool
  • False pins / Lock pins
  • Pin in pin (Multlock)
  • Rotating pins (Emhart)

This is the art part

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One of the most known and most attacked locks in the world

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One of the most known and most attacked locks in the world

More locks

We mostly talked about pin and tumblr as they are the most popular. Let’s quickly talk about some other interesting types, very briefly.

Combination Locks

  • No lock, no lockpicking
  • 10**5 combinations
  • Attacks:
    • Feeler attacks
    • Tension attacks
    • Shimming

This is the art part

Mult-T-Lock (פלדלת)

  • Israeli lock company that is one of the world leaders.
  • Flat keys - less secure as there is less variations…
  • Pinception

This is the art part

Forever Lock

  • Unpickable!!!11!!!12!¡
  • Reinvented.
  • Attacks:
    • Impressioning
    • Bumping

This is the art part

Master Keys

  • Three pins in one chamber.
  • More than one shear line
  • Easier to pick

This is the art part

Outro

History lesson - First if this locks was discovered in Iraq at around 700bce. First locks (wards) were seen in Egypt, 4000 bce.

More Information

  • Youtube is your friend
    • Schuyler Towne (!!)
    • bosnianbill
    • Scam School
  • lockwiki.com
  • reddit.com/r/lockpicking
  • Locksports
  • Tools: DealExtreme

This is the art part

Q and A + Stay a while and play

  • Don’t be shy!
  • Email me:
    m@sveder.com


This is the art part

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