Keyspace Reduction in Mechanical Locks

Tech 1 (718A) October 2, 2018 11:30 am - 12:00 pm Feedback     

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Schuyler Towne

This quick-moving talk will cover techniques for reducing the range of combinations or keys you need to attack to successfully open a lock. There will be some math…but I’m not particularly good at math so it definitely won’t get complicated. We will cover a number of fun topics like decoding combination locks, figuring out how likely it is that your house key could open another house in your neighborhood, and the “one true increment” test of both keyed and combination locks.