Wired Magazine: Twist A Pen, Open A Lock 2004 Attacks Against Laptop And Bike Locks

Wired published a story about the attack on tubular pin tumbler locks which were utilized in Kryptonite bike locks and computer locks. The article began “A 50-year-old lock design was rendered useless last week when a brief post to an internet forum revealed the lock can be popped open with a cheap plastic pen.”

The original report was released by Marc Tobias on security.org. The issue with many tubular locks and specifically those used by Kensington has been resolved many years ago.

Read the article: Wired News_ Twist a Pen, Open a Lock