Cracking open an ice cold padlock
Posted on December 12th, 2011 , by charley
There is current a video circulating the Internet showing people how they can open certain types of padlocks with only the aluminium from a soft drinks can. This has seemed to raise awareness and suspicion to why people might be watching this video.
Kids at schools in America have been advised not to leave to many personal belongings and anything expensive like iPods, phones, wallets and money in their lockers in the hallways, as one of the types of locks that can be broken into, is the padlock found on a locker.
To break into these kinds of lock you have to create ‘shim’ into the shape of the letter ‘M’ which helps when placed into the lock to create a stable platform to help unlock what you are trying to break into.
Along with worrying that kids might have things stole from their personal school lockers, schools have been making sure that no kids are trying to get involved with the video that has been spotted on the Internet, saying that if any kid is caught trying to break into another students locker they will be expelled immediately from school.
This viral has also seemed to anger manufactures as it makes their products look foolish by being broken into, with something as simple as a soft drinks can.
Combination padlocks and single shackled locks are the two types that seemed to have been the targets of these amature breakers. These two types of locks are most commonly found on lockers, sheds, garages and are used to lock bikes up to lamp posts when stationary.
The best way to combat this type of hacking into your personal lockers or breaking into padlocks, is try a find a suitable replacement that will do the same job as these styles of padlocks but that have a bit more protection added to them due to their make and how they are manufactured.