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Zyklop
Friday, July 8th, 2005, 02:23 PM
How to unlock a lock without key. Might come in handy one of these days ;)


Contents

1 It's Easy (http://www.capricorn.org/%7Eakira/home/lockpick/chapter1.html)

2 How a Key Opens a Lock (http://www.capricorn.org/%7Eakira/home/lockpick/chapter2.html)

3 The Flatland Model (http://www.capricorn.org/%7Eakira/home/lockpick/chapter3.html)

4 Basic Picking & The Binding Defect (http://www.capricorn.org/%7Eakira/home/lockpick/chapter4.html)

5 The Pin Column Model (http://www.capricorn.org/%7Eakira/home/lockpick/chapter5.html)

6 Basic Scrubbing (http://www.capricorn.org/%7Eakira/home/lockpick/chapter6.html)

7 Advanced Lock Picking (http://www.capricorn.org/%7Eakira/home/lockpick/chapter7.html)
7.1 Mechanical Skills
7.2 Zen and the Art of Lock Picking
7.3 Analytic Thinking


8 Exercises (http://www.capricorn.org/%7Eakira/home/lockpick/chapter8.html)
8.1 Exercise 1: Bouncing the pick
8.2 Exercise 2: Picking Pressure
8.3 Exercise 3: Picking Torque
8.4 Exercise 4: Identifying Set Pins
8.5 Exercise 5: Projections


9 Recognizing and Exploiting Personality Traits (http://www.capricorn.org/%7Eakira/home/lockpick/chapter9.html)
9.1 Which Way To Turn
9.2 How Far to Turn
9.3 Gravity
9.4 Pins Not Setting
9.5 Elastic Deformation
9.6 Loose Plug
9.7 Pin Diameter
9.8 Beveled Holes and Rounded pins
9.9 Mushroom Driver Pins
9.10 Which Way To Turn
9.11 Which Way To Turn
9.12 Which Way To Turn
9.13 Disk Tumblers


10 Final Remarks (http://www.capricorn.org/%7Eakira/home/lockpick/chapter0.html)

A Tools (http://www.capricorn.org/%7Eakira/home/lockpick/appendix.html)
A.1 Pick Shapes
A.2 Street cleaner bristles
A.3 Bicycle spokes
A.4 Brick Strap


B Legal Issues Another guide:

Table of Contents:
› Introduction to How Lock Picking Works (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking.htm)
› Under Lock and Key (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking1.htm)
› The Deadbolt (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking2.htm)
› The Pin is Mightier than the Sword (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking3.htm)
› Right Key and Wrong Key (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking4.htm)
› The Basic Tools (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking5.htm)
› The Weakest Link (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking6.htm)
› Raking (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking7.htm)
› Wafer Tumbler Locks (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking8.htm)
› Tubular Locks (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking9.htm)
› Range of Tools (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking10.htm)
› Re-Keying Principles (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking11.htm)
› Process of Re-Keying (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking12.htm)
› Master Keys (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking13.htm)
› The Picker Code (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking14.htm)
› Lots More Information (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking15.htm)
› Compare Prices for Lock Picking (http://shopper.howstuffworks.com/products/KEYWORD-Lock+Picking)

Odin Biggles
Friday, July 8th, 2005, 02:26 PM
This is a dangerous thread and I denounce Zyklop for making it.

Blood_Axis
Friday, July 8th, 2005, 02:32 PM
This is a dangerous thread and I denounce Zyklop for making it.Yeah, you never know when someone might break into your appartment with a noose and a frostbitten axe :D :nerner

Zyklop
Friday, July 8th, 2005, 02:36 PM
Lock Picking Forum:

http://www.lockpicking101.com/index.php

Odin Biggles
Friday, July 8th, 2005, 02:40 PM
What about using credit cards ?

I have never tried using one, do they work ?

Todesritter
Friday, July 8th, 2005, 02:42 PM
A front-thrust kick to the door also works to get past the lock, not sure if credit card is faster.

Zyklop
Friday, July 8th, 2005, 02:45 PM
What about using credit cards ?

I have never tried using one, do they work ?
Not with a locked door.

Todesritter
Friday, July 8th, 2005, 02:50 PM
Not with a locked door.Mostly right.

A few locked doors, those that have locks that have a spring-loaded latch with a beveled catch that actually depends on the way the door opens and swings to stay *secure* can be opened with getting the credit card or other stiff plastic or even paper behind the catch.

Not that I have ever done such a nefarious thing myself mind you, I am talking theoretically here. :naughty

QuietWind
Friday, July 8th, 2005, 03:24 PM
Gee, this sounds incredibly.... complicated. :( I guess lock picking is not in my genetic hardwiring. I really have no need for the skill anyhow, seeing that I am quite positive I will never accidently lock my keys in the house while I am outside (Our doors are not designed that way. ;)) So, as long as I can continue to unlock the bathroom door when one of my children locks and shut it, then I am quite content. :)

Zyklop
Friday, July 8th, 2005, 06:40 PM
For those interested in technology, precision mechanics and the Polish way of life ;)


Contents

1 It's Easy (http://www.capricorn.org/%7Eakira/home/lockpick/chapter1.html)
2 How a Key Opens a Lock (http://www.capricorn.org/%7Eakira/home/lockpick/chapter2.html)
3 The Flatland Model (http://www.capricorn.org/%7Eakira/home/lockpick/chapter3.html)
4 Basic Picking & The Binding Defect (http://www.capricorn.org/%7Eakira/home/lockpick/chapter4.html)
5 The Pin Column Model (http://www.capricorn.org/%7Eakira/home/lockpick/chapter5.html)
6 Basic Scrubbing (http://www.capricorn.org/%7Eakira/home/lockpick/chapter6.html)
7 Advanced Lock Picking (http://www.capricorn.org/%7Eakira/home/lockpick/chapter7.html)
7.1 Mechanical Skills
7.2 Zen and the Art of Lock Picking
7.3 Analytic Thinking

8 Exercises (http://www.capricorn.org/%7Eakira/home/lockpick/chapter8.html)
8.1 Exercise 1: Bouncing the pick
8.2 Exercise 2: Picking Pressure
8.3 Exercise 3: Picking Torque
8.4 Exercise 4: Identifying Set Pins
8.5 Exercise 5: Projections

9 Recognizing and Exploiting Personality Traits (http://www.capricorn.org/%7Eakira/home/lockpick/chapter9.html)
9.1 Which Way To Turn
9.2 How Far to Turn
9.3 Gravity
9.4 Pins Not Setting
9.5 Elastic Deformation
9.6 Loose Plug
9.7 Pin Diameter
9.8 Beveled Holes and Rounded pins
9.9 Mushroom Driver Pins
9.10 Which Way To Turn
9.11 Which Way To Turn
9.12 Which Way To Turn
9.13 Disk Tumblers

10 Final Remarks (http://www.capricorn.org/%7Eakira/home/lockpick/chapter0.html)
A Tools (http://www.capricorn.org/%7Eakira/home/lockpick/appendix.html)
A.1 Pick Shapes
A.2 Street cleaner bristles
A.3 Bicycle spokes
A.4 Brick Strap

B Legal Issues
Another guide:

Table of Contents:
› Introduction to How Lock Picking Works (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking.htm)
› Under Lock and Key (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking1.htm)
› The Deadbolt (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking2.htm)
› The Pin is Mightier than the Sword (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking3.htm)
› Right Key and Wrong Key (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking4.htm)
› The Basic Tools (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking5.htm)
› The Weakest Link (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking6.htm)
› Raking (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking7.htm)
› Wafer Tumbler Locks (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking8.htm)
› Tubular Locks (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking9.htm)
› Range of Tools (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking10.htm)
› Re-Keying Principles (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking11.htm)
› Process of Re-Keying (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking12.htm)
› Master Keys (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking13.htm)
› The Picker Code (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking14.htm)
› Lots More Information (http://home.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking15.htm)
› Compare Prices for Lock Picking (http://shopper.howstuffworks.com/products/KEYWORD-Lock+Picking)




Lock Picking Forum:

http://www.lockpicking101.com/index.php

newenstad
Friday, July 8th, 2005, 10:20 PM
I think you live too close to the boarder...:rofl:

RoyBatty
Saturday, July 9th, 2005, 12:00 AM
I've heard a rumour that Poles have a finely developed appreciation for German cars. :D

Zyklop
Saturday, July 9th, 2005, 08:39 AM
Photo and video demonstration of how to build a lock picking machine from a harddisk and a mouse.

http://www.sorgonet.com/security/hdlockpicking/

http://www.sorgonet.com/security/hdlockpicking/f2004-10-02-hdpicklocking-im004015.jpg

Zyklop
Saturday, July 9th, 2005, 09:07 AM
I've heard a rumour that Poles have a finely developed appreciation for German cars. :D

German cars, German jobs, German land - nothing is safe.

Zyklop
Saturday, July 9th, 2005, 09:14 AM
Photo and video demonstration of how to build a lock picking machine from a harddisk and a mouse :O

http://www.sorgonet.com/security/hdlockpicking/

http://www.sorgonet.com/security/hdlockpicking/f2004-10-02-hdpicklocking-im004015.jpg

Blutwφlfin
Saturday, July 9th, 2005, 09:36 AM
I've heard a rumour that Poles have a finely developed appreciation for German cars. :D

For boosting their tourism industry they invented the Slogan: "Come to Poland, your car is already here". And I think this sentence contains a lot of truth. :cool:

Zyklop
Saturday, July 9th, 2005, 09:38 AM
For boosting their tourism industry they invented the Slogan: "Come to Poland, your car is already here". And I think this sentence contains a lot of truth. :cool:

You know why Russians always steal two cars in Germany?



Because on their way home they have to pass Poland. :D

Blutwφlfin
Saturday, July 9th, 2005, 09:46 AM
*edit*
OK, I didn't get that you've posted the answer already. :) I think I need glasses.. :D

They have to cross Poland to get home. At least, they'll lose one of their stolen cars there.... ;)

svenskfinsk
Tuesday, July 12th, 2005, 12:15 AM
lol :D

RoyBatty
Tuesday, July 12th, 2005, 01:08 AM
For boosting their tourism industry they invented the Slogan: "Come to Poland, your car is already here". And I think this sentence contains a lot of truth. :cool:

We have a similar joke in South Africa. There's a region in the Eastern Coastal part of the country known as the Transkei. Mandela's Xhosa tribe who are (even by African standards) notoriously lazy and criminal originally came from this area. Over the last couple of decades there has been massive migration from Transkei Xhosas to Cape Town.

The joke is that because of the Xhosa influx to the Cape the whites will be moving to the Transkei to escape them and that it will be an easy move, because the furniture and house fittings are already there. :D


Zyklop & Blutwφlfin


Q: - You know why Russians always steal two cars in Germany?
A: - They have to cross Poland to get home. At least, they'll lose one of their stolen cars there....


Sehr witzig, lol! :D

Nordraserei
Friday, July 22nd, 2005, 11:42 PM
Zyklop, are you sure you're not a Pole? :P :D

Todesritter
Saturday, July 23rd, 2005, 02:50 AM
Zyklop, are you sure you're not a Pole? :P :D
Ohh, that is hitting below the belt - I am adding you to my list of 'mean men'. :lmfao:

Nordraserei
Saturday, July 23rd, 2005, 05:12 AM
You amuse me, Mr. Bond. :D

Ohh, that is hitting below the belt - I am adding you to my list of 'mean men'. :lmfao:

Ewergrin
Thursday, July 28th, 2005, 05:38 PM
What about using credit cards ?

I have never tried using one, do they work ?

They can work, indeed. I've used them, but it depends on the particular lockset.