Jump to content

- - - - -

Bump Keys On Newsweek

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Customer Support

Customer Support


  • Administrators
  • 753 posts

Posted 08 August 2006 - 10:26 PM

Newsweek ran an online artice about Bump Keys:

"Aug. 2, 2006 - How many locks figure prominently in your daily routine? Maybe one or two to get you into your house or apartment? One for your office, your car and your mailbox? Once you turn the key, chances are you feel pretty secure. That's what locks do, after all, they keep things shut; they keep you protected. How naive.
Story continues below ↓ advertisement

A large majority of locks that open with a key, called pin tumbler locks, have structural weaknesses built into them that can be exploited with picks and practice. But a relatively new lockpicking technique known as "bumping" takes advantage of that weakness and requires no real understanding of how locks work. "You don't need expensive tools or anything," says encryption expert Barry Wels. "Any 15-year-old who's motivated can learn how to do it in 15 minutes on the Internet." "

Read More:

#2 llama18000


    Junior Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 1 posts

Posted 25 August 2006 - 10:36 PM

thats funny...cause im 15 and i learned how to do it within 15 mins. on the internet...yyyeeeaaahhh....just sayin, i guess thats all...toodles

#3 Schneider



  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 29 posts

Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:57 AM

That's a good focus on critical issue that with the help of bumping lots of locks can be easily opened and it can be learned easily with simple tools.
NYC Locksmith