So you've locked your front/rear disc brakes with a Kryptonite lock have ye?

Discussion in 'Bay Area Bikers' started by Bob, Sep 16, 2004.

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    Bob, Sep 16, 2004
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  2. News is out in the bicycle world that kypto locks are easily defeated by bic
    pens. Even the company doesn't dispute this and is rushing new designs out as
    we speak.

    This isn't a fluke.
    Jason O'Rourke, Sep 17, 2004
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  3. And it wouldn't suprise me if its common to cylindrical key locks in
    general: as each pin only has a couple of positions and the BIC looks
    like its acting like a rotary lockpick.

    Note this is speculation, in 30 seconds of fiddling, I couldn't do it.
    But then, I only tried for 30 seconds on a friend's lock.

    THis may be something like the master-key-escalation attack of about 2
    years ago: something the locksmiths and lockmakers kinda knew, but
    didn't do anything about and generally kept it quiet until Matt BLaze
    and Steve Belovin started playing with locks [1].

    [1] All it takes is a file, a few key blanks, and access to the normal
    key to derive the master key for the common design normal/master keyed
    Nicholas Weaver, Sep 17, 2004
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