This combination lockbox is no match for a piece of aluminum can

The LockPickingLawyer easily opens this Yale Y500 Combination Key Access padlock with just a sliver of aluminum from a soda can.

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Watch the Lockpicking Lawyer open a lock without touching it

The Lockpicking Lawyer runs a YouTube channel with videos showing how he picks different kinds of locks. In this video, he uses a magnet to activate the deadbolt on a fancy touchpad system. What a great way to pick locks in this time of social distancing!

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This sleazy Amazon marketplace seller offers $10 gift cards for 5-star reviews

The LockPickingLawyer, who runs a YouTube Channel about recreational lockpicking, bought a Mofut Key Lock Box. Inside the box was a card offering $10 in the form of a gift card or cash via PayPal, in exchange for a 5-star review, which is a clear violation of Amazon's terms of service for sellers. The card even says, "Please DO NOT talk or post images about this rebate activity in your review content, otherwise it is invalid."

"To be clear," writes the LockPickingLawyer, "I’m not suggesting that Amazon is complicit in this review-buying nonsense. To the contrary, it seems to violate Amazon’s rules. As best as I can tell, this is the product of an unethical third-party seller."

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Picking the lock on a weird tire-deflating anti-car theft device

You can buy a little anti-theft device that locks to the valve stem of a car tire. If the car is driven faster than 17 miles an hour, the air leaks out of the tire. The device is made of bright green plastic so that a would-be thief will spot it and be discouraged from stealing the car. It's a neat idea, but the LockPickingLawyer was able to pick the lock in a jiffy using a "low-skill raking attack." And that means professional car thieves already know how to pick the locks on these things, too.

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Gun safe opened with orange juice bottle

It's the lockpicking lawyer again, a favorite around these parts, today showing how to open a fancy electrical gun safe with a bottle of orange juice.

"That opened pretty easily. Let's try that one more time just in case it was a fluke."

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How to open a SentrySafe with a coat hanger

The LockPickingLawyer bought a SentrySafe at Home Depot and was able to easily and quickly unlock it by sticking a bent coat hanger through an LED hole and pushing down the solenoid. This looks like a terrible safe.

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How to crack a $300 fingerprint gun safe in a few seconds

The LockPickingLawyer has a new video, in which he defeats a fancy biometric biometric fingerprint gun safe in a few seconds using a "jiggler" key.

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Watch this lock picker remove an inventory control tag in one second

It's frustrating to buy an article of clothing from a store, then get home and discover that the ink-filled inventory control tag is still attached. This happened to the Lock Picking Lawyer, but instead of wasting a lot of time returning to the store, he was able to safely remove the tag at home in a fraction of a second by holding a neodymium magnet against it.

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"Unpickable" padlock picked in 15 seconds

The Europa Disc Padlock Picked (Model P-370) is advertised as "UNPICKABLE" by the manufacturer. It took the Lockpicking Lawyer 15 seconds to open it using basic lockpicking tools.

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Look how easy it is to pick the lock on a FedEx transit safe

These transit safes were designed to keep people from snooping or stealing contents of FedEx packages but look how easily this guy picks the lock using simple lockpicking tools.

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Master Lock opened with plastic iPad wrapper

Here's how to open a Master Lock: 1) Buy an iPad. 2) Remove the iPad's stiff plastic protective wrapper. 3) Throw away the iPad. 4) Follow Bosnian Bill's instructions for making a lockpicking rake from the plastic wrapper.

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Watch how to open this hotel safe in seconds

Hotel safes with keypad combinations have become a staple in a certain level of hotel room, but if the administrative override code was not changed from the factory settings, it's incredibly easy to open one. Read the rest

Transparent padlock and lockpicking tools

I bought this for my daughter for her birthday and we both it. It's a $10 transparent padlock that lets you see the inner workings as you poke them with lockpicking tools. Amazon stopped selling low-priced lock-picks but they are dirt-cheap on eBay. Buy one for yourself, and another for your favorite juvenile hacker. Read the rest

Transparent padlock and lockpicking tools

This is one of the best presents you can buy a 13-year-old kid. It's a $10 transparent padlock that lets you see the inner workings as you poke them with lockpicking tools. Amazon stopped selling low-priced lock-picks but they are dirt-cheap on eBay. Buy one for yourself, and another for your favorite juvenile hacker. Read the rest

Watch - unshielded padlocks are braindead simple to open without a key

Lock expert Bosnian Bill shows the difference between shielded and unshielded padlock, by bypassing the tumblers with a simple tool. Read the rest

How to open padlocks with a pair of nut wrenches

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 aluminum can, as shown below:

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