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Watch a Magnet Inside a Sock Break Open a Safe in Seconds

Watch a Magnet Inside a Sock Break Open a Safe in Seconds

Safes and locks and other security measures of that nature? They’re all eventually doomed because they’re designed to open. It’s just a matter of how long it takes. With the help of rare earth magnets, it takes just seconds. Here is Mr. Locksmith demonstrating how a rare earth magnet can exploit the nickel piece in this Sentry Electronic Safe to get it open without any damage.

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February 6th

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Watch a Magnet Inside a Sock Break Open a Safe in Seconds

Watch a Magnet Inside a Sock Break Open a Safe in Seconds

Safes and locks and other security measures of that nature? They’re all eventually doomed because they’re designed to open. It’s just a matter of how long it takes. With the help of rare earth magnets, it takes just seconds. Here is Mr. Locksmith demonstrating how a rare earth magnet can exploit the nickel piece in this Sentry Electronic Safe to get it open without any damage.

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Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

February 6th

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Watch a Magnet Inside a Sock Break Open a Safe in Seconds

Watch a Magnet Inside a Sock Break Open a Safe in Seconds

Safes and locks and other security measures of that nature? They’re all eventually doomed because they’re designed to open. It’s just a matter of how long it takes. With the help of rare earth magnets, it takes just seconds. Here is Mr. Locksmith demonstrating how a rare earth magnet can exploit the nickel piece in this Sentry Electronic Safe to get it open without any damage.

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Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

February 6th

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Watch a Magnet Inside a Sock Break Open a Safe in Seconds

Watch a Magnet Inside a Sock Break Open a Safe in Seconds

Safes and locks and other security measures of that nature? They’re all eventually doomed because they’re designed to open. It’s just a matter of how long it takes. With the help of rare earth magnets, it takes just seconds. Here is Mr. Locksmith demonstrating how a rare earth magnet can exploit the nickel piece in this Sentry Electronic Safe to get it open without any damage.

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Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

February 6th

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Conventional Picking Tools Won’t Work On This Shielded Lock

By now we know that even the most secure-looking locks can be easily compromised . So we should all just leave our doors open and hope for the best, right? Maybe not, because a simple design change promises to make it impossible for someone to pick tumbler locks.

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Andrew Liszewski

December 2nd

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The History and Future of Locks and Keys

Of all the technology you use on a daily basis, you probably pay the least attention to the mechanical miracles that keep your home or your gym bag secure. Locks and keys have been around for millennia, but they are undergoing one of their rare historic shifts—from mechanical to electronic, from isolated to interconnected.

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Adam Clark Estes

October 20th

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The TSA’s Response to Its Master Key Scandal Is Priceless

“Scandal” might be too strong a word. But you’d think the TSA would have been ashamed when hackers released 3D-printer files for its master keys , which can open any any TSA-recommended luggage lock. Does the TSA feel ashamed? Not even close.

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Adam Clark Estes

September 17th

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You Can Now 3D-Print Your Own TSA Master Keys

TSA-recognized locks provide little more than a false sense of security. That’s not news . It is news, however, that some hacker type has uploaded the CAD files of the agency’s master keys to Github, so that anybody can 3D-print them at home. Let the stealing begin!

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Adam Clark Estes

September 11th

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Apple’s planned iOS 9 ‘Home’ app uses virtual rooms to manage HomeKit accessories

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Apple’s plan to manage upcoming HomeKit-compatible accessories could revolve around a new iOS app called “Home,” according to sources familiar with the app. Introduced at last year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, HomeKit is an Apple initiative designed to encourage accessory makers to integrate “connected home” accessories such as Wi-Fi garage door openers, smart thermostats akin to Nest’s Learning Thermostat, and wireless door locks with iPhones and iPads. Using Siri or the Home app, users will be able to remotely control parts of their homes directly from iOS devices…

While HomeKit’s capabilities are interesting in theory, they have only been modestly demonstrated due to ongoing development delays, reportedly including HomeKit-specific code that will be embedded in new accessories. But according to a source, Apple has quietly continued to work on the HomeKit framework and Home app, which could shown alongside iOS 9 at WWDC. The Home application is currently represented by a “house” glyph atop a dark yellow background, and is said to be “fairly basic” in its functionality, including:

  • Wirelessly discovering and setting up compatible HomeKit devices
  • Creating a virtual representation of rooms in the home to easily organize and connect HomeKit devices
  • Utilizing the Apple TV as a hub connecting all of the HomeKit devices
  • Offering a series of screens to help users find new HomeKit devices and apps

Just as Apple’s HealthKit framework worked with the Health app to create a signature new iOS 8 feature, HomeKit will rely in part upon the Home app to securely manage a connected home full of accessories and data. Indeed, a major HomeKit manufacturer has told us that its accessories do not have a release date, as “our launch timing is greatly dependent on Apple’s launch.”

While the new Home app is currently embedded in iOS 9 builds for Apple employees, sources have warned that the Home app’s currently minimal functionality may indicate that it is not ready to show to the public, and so it remains unclear whether it will be announced at WWDC in June. It is also possible that the new Home app could remain solely for internal usage and Apple could push for customers to control their HomeKit devices solely via Siri and accompanying App Store apps.

Nonetheless, in response to rumors claiming a HomeKit launch delay until the fall, Apple did confirm that HomeKit accessory announcements would be made in June. “[We] already have dozens of partners who have committed to bringing HomeKit accessories to market,” Apple said, “and we’re looking forward to the first ones coming next month.” Sources have previously indicated that Apple is also working on its own in-house HomeKit hardware, but no launch timetable has been provided.

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Mark Gurman

May 20th

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In 1851, A Man Picked Two Unpickable Locks and Changed Security Forever

The pursuit of lock picking is as old as the lock, which is itself as old as civilization. But in the entire history of the world, there was only one brief moment, lasting about 70 years, where you could put something under lock and key—a chest, a safe, your home—and have complete, unwavering certainty that no intruder could get to it.

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