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Sysadmin cracked military PC’s security by reading the manual

Nick Kew
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Re: Only cracking I have done is

Many years ago I had a friend at college who, for a kind of party trick, would easily pick the padlocks on student trunks. Took just a few seconds and you'd have to be watching quite closely to see he didn't have a key.

He never abused his ability, but he would pick a lock, then put it through a piece of paper on which he'd written "Get a better lock!".

I don't recollect witnessing it, but I think he also did that to bikes, and was dismissive of big heavy expensive D-locks that were really secure against being broken but could be quietly picked in a few seconds.

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