[PLUG] OT - hardware hack, bic pen opens kryptonite ulock
mikeraz at patch.com
Tue Sep 14 16:50:03 PDT 2004
Slashdot rejected the story, so you're subjected.
I thought this was a hoax:
As you guys might remember, I recently had the nicest set of wheels
I've ever had stolen from me. Today I was hanging out with a friend
and we got to talking about that - he said his friend showed him just
recently how to open a U-Lock with a ball point pen.
Of course I didn't believe it. That is until just thirty seconds
ago when I opened my own Kryptonite Evolution 2000 with a bic ball
This has to be the most absurd thing I've ever seen. Try it. Take the
end off the pen, jam it in the lock, wiggle around and twist.
Then three friends report that it works. I'm still looking for a pen of
the right size for my lock.
Believe it when you see it:
It's a great hardware hack, and bad news for all the bicycle people with
these common and trusted locks.
Michael Rasmussen, Portland Oregon
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