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Lockpicking has become a popular topic with many in the security community. While many have chosen to learn the fine art of opening locks without keys, few people explore the fascinating methods of attack that are possible WITH keys. Keys to the Kingdom addresses the topics of impressioning, master key escalation, skeleton keys, and bumping attacks that go well beyond any treatment of these topics in the author’s previous book, Practical Lock Picking.
This material is all new and focuses on locks currently in use as well as ones that have recently emerged on the market. Hackers and pen testers or persons tasked with defending their infrastructure and property from invasion will find these techniques uniquely valuable. As with Deviant Ollam’s previous book, Practical Lock Picking, Keys to the Kingdom includes full-color versions of all diagrams and photographs. Check out the companion website which includes instructional videos that provide readers with a full-on training seminar from the author.
- Excellent companion to Deviant Ollam’s Practical Lock Picking
- Understand the typical failings of common security hardware in order to avoid these weaknesses
- Learn advanced methods of physical attack in order to be more successful with penetration testing
- Detailed full-color photos in the book make learning easy, and companion website is filled with invalualble training videos from Dev!
Information Security professionals of all levels, hackers, people whose jobs entail physical security (both defensive and offensive) and especially penetration testers. This book will also be popular with lock picking hobbyists, and those who purchased the author’s previous volume Practical Lock Picking
About the Author
About the Technical Editor
Chapter 1. Impressioning
The Mechanics of Pin Tumbler Locks
What is Impressioning?
Why Choose Impressioning?
How Impressioning Works
Tips and Tricks
Locks That Resist Impressioning
Training Aids and Exercises
Chapter 2. Soft Medium Attacks
Chapter 3. Master-Keyed Systems
How Master-Keying Works
Attacking Master-Keyed Systems
Other Methods of Master Key Compromise
Defending Against This Attack
Chapter 4. Bump Keys
Chapter 5. Overlifting
Chapter 6. Skeleton Keys
Simple Skeleton Keys
More Complicated Skeleton Keys
Types of Warded Locks
Chapter 7. SmartKey Attacks
The Kwikset SmartKey System
Decoding SmartKey Locks
Chapter 8. Don’t Let Your Keys Talk to Strangers
Making Keys Resistant to Decoding
One More Trick Up Your Sleeve
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- © Syngress 2013
- 24th September 2012
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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.
Member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. division of TOOOL, The Open Organisation Of Lockpickers and Security Auditor and Penetration Testing Consultant with The CORE Group
"Ollam writes in a clear-cut and systematic manner, describing all of the details needed...For those who perform physical penetration testing, [this]…book will prove to be invaluable." --Slashdot.com and RSA Conference