Monday, March 6, 2023

Monster Lock

from here and here (image source)

Is it harder to pick? Sure, just a 6 pin locks are harder than 5, a (guessing) 20 pin lock will be even harder to pick. Not just because there are so many more pins but also because you're going to need to build custom tools to reach all the way down that keyway. The same is true if you want to rake it or bump it or impression it - off the shelf tools aren't going to be good enough for this lock. Lockpicking Lawyer may have a footlong rake but I doubt anyone else does.

At least they won't be good enough if you're going for non-destructive entry. Standard bolt cutters will still do the trick.

Key size also matters in cybersecurity. Don't want no short, short encryption keys.