Project X18: Lockpicking (Up to 40 pts. extra credit)
Most locks used in the USA are absurdly insecure. Most students can learn to pick them within an hour. Lockpicking is now a standard skill for penetration testers, because many people are unaware how
insecure their locks are.
Don't pick locks that are actually in use, such as
doors at school, because you can jam them and render them unusable.
Also, of course, never pick locks you are not authorized to pick!
Challenge 1: House Locks: Up to 25 pts
There are five types of house locks available in the S214 lab, and an assortment of lockpicks.
I recommend picking them in this order:
WHITE -- 1 pin GREEN -- 2 pins YELLOW -- 3 pins RED -- 4 pins BLACK -- 5 pins
Each color is worth 5 pts.
Recording Your Points
Get your instructor or a lab monitor to record your level of success.
Challenge 2: Cable Lock: (+5 pts.)
There's a cable lock with four dials, each numbered
from 0 to 9. Here's one method that supposedly works to open it: