This is one of the best presents you can buy a 13-year-old kid. It's a transparent padlock that lets you see the inner workings as you poke them with lockpicking tools. The lock is $10 and the lockpick tool kit (hidden in a fake credit pouch to fool the law!) is $3. Buy one for yourself, and another for your favorite juvenile hacker.
Lock expert Bosnian Bill shows the difference between shielded and unshielded padlock, by bypassing the tumblers with a simple tool.
Mr. Gear shows how to break a padlock by levering a pair of nut wrenches between the shackle, which breaks off a chunk of the padlock body. I don’t recognize the brand of these padlocks, so they might be made from weak metal. It’s probably better to shim a padlock with a piece of an […]
Even though credit cards now feature an EMV chip for securing transactions, they still have to include the magnetic strip for compatibility with older point of sale systems. Because of this, there’s no way for the chip’s new security capabilities to protect against card skimmers in the wild.How do you protect yourself from legacy-technology-induced fraud? […]
As the old saying goes, “You should sit in meditation for 30 minutes every day. Unless you are too busy, in which case you should meditate for an hour.” Since most of us have an endless list of things to do and people to see, carving out quiet time can feel impossible, especially when most […]
The Bragi Dash Truly Wireless Smart Earphones are far more than your run of the mill Bluetooth earbuds. While the earpiece design makes these earbuds ideal for exercise and activity, and passive noise cancelling is conducive to a more serene listening experience, these buds go well beyond just playing music.First of all, they can actually […]