Bump Keys

Hammerhead

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In this video you can see how a ?bump? key can open up any door lock with ease.
The worst part is that it doesn?t leave any evidence of a break-in. So if someone uses this to get in your house and steals all your stuff, your insurance probably won?t cover it because there is no evidence of a break-in.
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Anyone can get these keys made at Home Depot, Wal-Mart, etc?
You can even get a set off of ebay!!!
ebay

Here?s a document that shows how it works.
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J0hnny

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Wow, scary stuff.

I guess having an alarm system might be one of the better ways to protect your house.
 

Raduque

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Originally posted by: nakedfrog
Get one of those chains and then I'm sure you'd be fine.

A deadbolt with only the inside mechanism would work well, too. But these are only solutions for when you're home. How do you lock them while you're gone?
 

SirChadwick

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Everything ever invented for the purposes of the govt/law enforcement always ends up in the hands of criminals... no surprise.
 

nakedfrog

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Originally posted by: Raduque
Originally posted by: nakedfrog
Get one of those chains and then I'm sure you'd be fine.

A deadbolt with only the inside mechanism would work well, too. But these are only solutions for when you're home. How do you lock them while you're gone?

Obviously, you never leave the house ;)
 

Tiamat

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note to self, if thief steals my stuff using this technique, calmly back out of the apartment, look left, look right, then kick the door down. Then call cops and insurance company.
 
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Originally posted by: Tiamat
note to self, if thief steals my stuff using this technique, calmly back out of the apartment, look left, look right, then kick the door down. Then call cops and insurance company.

and/or replace said stolen merchandice from neighbors house using similar key :p
 

AkumaX

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pretty tempted on the ebay auction, but i wonder if FBI would be watching the bidders... *tin foil ON*
 

GalvanizedYankee

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How 'bout using built in combination locks on the doors.

Some cars in the past used touch pads to unlock thier doors.

This is scary stuff, 5 keys for $10 on eBay. Sheesh!


...Galvanized
 

BigJ

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Originally posted by: GalvanizedYankee
How 'bout using built in combination locks on the doors.

Some cars in the past used touch pads to unlock thier doors.

This is scary stuff, 5 keys for $10 on eBay. Sheesh!


...Galvanized

I'm sure there would be a factory override that would get out and make certain models useless. Otherwise you wouldn't be able to call a locksmith/someone from the company and open the door, you'd have to either find another way in or bust the door down.
 

jemcam

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your insurance probably won?t cover it because there is no evidence of a break-in.

You are so full of sh!t. Show me in your policy or any other policy where it says there must be evidence of a break-in for them to cover the loss.

fvcking dumbass.
 

49erinnc

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If you had a key cutting machine, you could make a fortune selling sets of these on Ebay. Especially right now while there are only a handful of people selling them on there.

And like the guy in the video said, it would be nearly impossible to make it illegal since virtually any type of tool could be considered a break-in accessory.

Pretty scary stuff but yet further reason why I have two large dogs in my home.
 

pontifex

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Originally posted by: Tiamat
note to self, if thief steals my stuff using this technique, calmly back out of the apartment, look left, look right, then kick the door down. Then call cops and insurance company.

thats what i was thinking, bust a window or break the lock.
 

Fenixgoon

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i saw bump keys used at a lockpicking convention (downloaded the video)... was quite impressive - the demostrator defeated several locks of varying pricing within 30 seconds
 

Mark R

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So does anyone have a good list of locks that are immune to this attack:

General classes of locks that are immune are: Lever type mortice locks and Wafer/disc locks

Replaceable cylinder locks that are immune include:
Abloy: Disklock (pro) and Protec
Evva: DPI, 3KS and MCS
Gege: pExtra
Chubb/Medeco: Biaxial
Kaba: Penta