Computer Laptop Locks And Their Security Or Insecurity

Marc Tobias has been involved in the design and vulnerability analysis of security devices to protect portable electronic devices since 2004 when he issued the first report on the ability to bump open the tubular pin tumbler lock that was employed by several companies that produced computer cable locks. This also affected other sectors of the security industry that provided locks for motorcycles, alarm panels, elevator control panels, and bike locks.

The media covered this issue in detail and often because of its broad security impact. Read some of the articles in the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Slashdot.

St. Paul Pioneer Press _ 09_11_2006 _ Lock guru says Targus still leaves notebooks vulnerable

St. Paul Pioneer Press _ 08_31_2004 _ Laptop locks easily picked

St. Paul Pioneer Press _ 07_31_2006 _ Taking stock of computer locks

Slashdot _ Kensington Laptop Locks Not So Secure