Key Features

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

Readership

Penetration testers, security consultants, and IT security professionals, hackers

Table of Contents

Foreword—By Barry Wels
Ethical Considerations—By Babak Javadi
Chapter 1. Fundamentals of Pin Tumbler and Wafer Locks
Chapter 2. The Basics of Picking – Exploiting Weaknesses
Chapter 3. Beginner Training - How to Get Very Good, Very Fast
Chapter 4. Advanced Training - Learning Some Additional Skills
Chapter 5. Quick-Entry Tricks - Shimming, Bumping, and Bypassing
Chapter 6. They All Come Tumbling Down - Pin Tumblers in Other Configurations
Appendix. Guide to Tools & Toolkits

Details

No. of pages:
296
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Syngress
Print ISBN:
9781597499897
Electronic ISBN:
9781597499903

Reviews

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...Overall the book does