Does anyone else ever watch this guy on Youtube? If not, you probably should. At least, a few times.
What is he? Well, a lawyer (yes, really, genuinely) that picks locks.
If you haven’t watched him, I can almost hear some of you thinking … “Yeah, but …. so what?”
The thing to draw from his video’s, or at least what I draw from it, is just how truly pathetic the security features in most, and especially most common, mass-market, locks really are. And have been for a very, very, VERY long time.
There is also a video, which may not be on his channel, of a keynote speech he gave at a security conference and yeah, it’s pretty well done and entertaining as a speech, but he goes into some of the reaction he’s had over a few years from lock manufacturers with whom, it is safe to say, he isn’t flavour of the month.
Last time I looked, there was something like 1300_ videos of him picking locks. Yup, he’s been a busy boy. What type of locks? Everything from bike locks. to common front door looks (don’t watch those if you have a nervous disposition), to the locks used in many US police cruisers to secure shotguns and assault-type rifles, to the locks used when the US military decided locking their nuclear missile launch controls was probably a good idea.
Anyway, if you have a few spare minutes and want something to spend it on, give this a try. Be warned, though - it can be both addictive, and just a touch worrying.