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

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Elsevier, Sep 10, 2010 - Computers - 256 pages
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Practical Lock Picking: A Physical Penetration Tester’s Training Guide provides an introduction to the basic principles of lock picking. It combines both easy-to-follow, step-by-step lessons, and tutorials that will help security-conscious people learn how to open most of the locks they may encounter during auditing or assessment work.
The text covers the fundamentals of pin tumbler and wafer locks; the basics of picking; beginner and advanced training; and quick entry techniques. The discussions focus on pin tumbler locks, with several diagrams provided to illustrate the construction and function of these locks. Guides and exercises demonstrate the use of basic lock-picking tools in order to manipulate and open these locks. The text also describes the most common “alternative designs of pin tumbler locks and summarizes the tools and techniques that can be effective against them.
The book can be a valuable resource for both beginners and those seeking advanced, professional training in lock picking. Individuals working in the field of penetration testing can use the book to enhance their repertoire of skills.

  • 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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User Review  - davidpwhelan - LibraryThing

The whole concept of locksport or the competitive, hobby activity of picking locks was totally unfamiliar to me until I read Robert Vamosi's book - When Gadgets Betray Us - that discussed gadgets and ... Read full review

Contents

Fundamentals of pin tumbler and wafer locks
1
The basics of picking
37
Beginner training
85
Advanced training
119
Quickentry tricks
139
They all come tumbling down
175
Guide to tools and toolkits
207
Index
227
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Deviant Ollam's first and strongest love has always been teaching. A graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology's Science, Technology, and Society program, he is always fascinated by the interplay that connects human values and social trends to developments in the technical world. While earning his BS degree at NJIT, Deviant also completed the History degree program federated between that institution and Rutgers University. While paying the bills as a security auditor and penetration testing consultant with The CORE Group, Deviant is also a member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. division of TOOOL, The Open Organisation Of Lockpickers. Every year at DEFCON and ShmooCon, Deviant runs the Lockpick Village, and he has conducted physical security training sessions at Black Hat, DeepSec, ToorCon, HackCon, ShakaCon, HackInTheBox, CanSecWest, ekoparty, and the United States Military Academy at West Point. His favorite Amendments to the U.S. Constitution are, in no particular order, the 1st, 2nd, 9th, and 10th.

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