“Devils Ring” Magnetic Attack On Electronic Locks: Addi Wendt at Lockmasters Europe

Video interview with Addi Wendt

The Magnetic Ring Attack on Electronic Locks – Schneier on Security is a round aluminum enclosure about four inches in diameter that contains several magnets in a concentric circle. When spun around some of the earlier designs of electronic cylinders, it would cause them to open. This was a significant security issue for lock manufacturers. Watch the video with Marc Tobias and Addi Wendt, President of the Lockmasters Security Group in Europe.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Magnetic Ring with four magnets positioned with opposite poles


The photograph shows the Devils Ring, with metallic rings that are attracted to the internal magnets to show their position. There are four magnets within the ring.