Practical Lock Picking, 2nd Edition
A Physical Penetration Tester's Training Guide
By Deviant Ollam
Publisher: Elsevier / Syngress
Released: November 2012
Pages: 296

Practical Lock Picking, 2nd Edition is presented with rich, detailed full-color diagrams and includes easy-to-follow lessons that allow even beginners to acquire the knowledge they need quickly. Everything from straightforward lock picking to quick-entry techniques like shimming, bumping, and bypassing are explained and illustrated. Whether you're being hired to penetrate security or simply trying to harden your own defenses, this book is essential. This edition has been updated to reflect the changing landscape of tools and tactics which have emerged in recent years

  • Detailed full-color photos make learning as easy as picking a lock
  • Companion website is filled with indispensible lock picking videos
  • Extensive appendix details tools and toolkits currently available for all your lock picking needs
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  • Accurate
  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-organized
  • Well-paced
  • Well-written


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    Comments about oreilly Practical Lock Picking, 2nd Edition:

    The book is very well-written, easy to read, and comprehensive as a guide. Illustrations were succinct and sufficient to aid in understanding lock mechanisms and picking techniques covered. I have recommended this book multiple times, and have gifted it twice - perfect starter book for learning about lock picking.

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