Practical Lock Picking: A Physical Penetration Tester's Training Guide (Google eBook)

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Elsevier, Sep 10, 2010 - Computers - 256 pages
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For the first time, Deviant Ollam, one of the security industry's best-known lockpicking teachers, has assembled an instructional manual geared specifically toward penetration testers. Unlike other texts on the subject (which tend to be either massive volumes detailing every conceivable style of lock or brief "spy manuals" that only skim the surface) this book is for INFOSEC professionals that need essential, core knowledge of lockpicking and seek the ability to open most locks with relative ease. Deviant's material is presented with rich, detailed diagrams and is offered in easy-to-follow lessons which allow even beginners to acquire the knowledge very quickly. Everything from straightforward lockpicking to quick-entry techniques like shimming, bumping, and bypassing is explained and shown.Whether you're being hired to penetrate security or simply trying to harden your own defenses, this book is essential.

  • Detailed photos make learning as easy as picking a lock
  • DVD is filled with indispensible lock picking videos and color photos
  • Extensive appendix details tools and toolkits currently available for all your lock picking needs

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Review: Practical Lock Picking: A Physical Penetration Tester's Training Guide

User Review  - Forgotten - Goodreads

This is the best physical security book I've read. It has excellent pictures and great explanations of how to attack locks of all types effectively. Read full review

Review: Practical Lock Picking: A Physical Penetration Tester's Training Guide

User Review  - Sean Goh - Goodreads

There's no shortcut to lockpicking, you have to practice. You don't need as much force as you're using. And sometimes, you don't need to bother with the lock, just the latching mechanism. Read full review


Fundamentals of pin tumbler and wafer locks
The basics of picking
Beginner training
Advanced training
Quickentry tricks
They all come tumbling down
Guide to tools and toolkits

Common terms and phrases

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