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
Penetration testers, security consultants, and IT security professionals, hackers
Foreword Acknowledgments About the Author Ethical Considerations Introduction Chapter 1 Fundamentals of pin tumbler and wafer locks Pin tumbler locks The plug Pin tumbler lock operation Wafer locks Wafer lock construction Wafer lock operation Better wafer locks Summary Chapter 2 The basics of picking: Exploiting weaknesses Exploiting Weaknesses in Locks Manufacturing imperfections Mechanical imperfections lead to security weaknesses Picking with a Lifting Technique The problem of too much tension The peril of overlifting Picking with a Raking Technique The half diamond pick Tension tools Jiggler tools Summary Chapter 3 Beginner training: How to get very good, very fast A Word on Equipment Cutaway locks Progressively pinned locks The importance of a vice The Basics of Field Stripping Starter Exercises Inserting and moving the pick Feeling the spring Setting a single pin stack Learning Exercises Slow down, lighten up Two pin stacks Three pin stacks Four pin stacks and beyond Challenging Yourself Further Deep reach practice Blindly mix and match Using Rakes and Jigglers Techniques of tool movement Wafer Lock Exercises Progressive wafer locks Tensioning wafer locks Extra Hints Which way to turn Plugs stuck upside-down Summary Chapter 4 Advanced training: Learning some additional skills Pick-resistant pins Pins with lips Pins with serrations Coordinated pick-resistant components Specialized picking techniques Counter-rotation Specialized picking tools Featherweight tension tools
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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
Winner of the Best Book Bejtlich Read in 2010--
"Practical Lock Picking (PLP) is an awesome book. I don't provide physical testing services, but as a security professional familiar with Deviant's reputation I was curious to read PLP. Not only is PLP an incredible resource, it should also serve as a model text for others who want to write a good book. First, although the book is less than 250 pages, it is very reasonably priced. Second, Deviant wastes NO space. There is no filler material, background found in other readily available texts, reprinted Web site content, etc. Third, the writing is exceptionally clear and methodical, with extreme attention to detail and a master's approach to educating the reader. Finally, the diagrams, pictures, and figures are superb."--Richard Bejtlich, TaoSecurity
"No matter what your background is, if you want a new and fascinating insight into this world, I don't think any book will give you a better introduction to this field than this one."--Barry Wels, Founder and President, The open Organisation Of Lockpickers
"You have exhausted your budgets on the myriad of high tech cyber threats and finally have time to take a breath. Just as you settle in your chair to review the dashboard which shows the fruits of your tireless effort, an alert hits your phone. The voice on the phone cries out 'The servers are GONE!' This book will show you what happens when attackers decide to 'get physical."--Chris Nickerson, Lares Consulting
"The clear explanation and plentiful diagrams leave the reader with a clear idea of how lock mechanisms work, and the practice exercises that follow build on this knowledge to allow the reader to quickly progress before moving on to the simpler techniques, shimming and bumping...Overal