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EEVblog 1494 - 5 Ways To Open A Cheap Safe
« on: August 14, 2022, 11:24:04 pm »
Dave demonstrates FIVE different easy methods to crack into a cheap Sandleford safe he found in the dumster, WITHOUT using physical force. Including a bonus 6th method that doesn't work on this one.
Don't buy cheap hardware store safes, they are garbage!
Also advice on what to look for in a good quality safe.

00:00 - Don't buy cheap harwdare store safes!
00:47 - The Default Code
01:29 - Picking the cheap wafer lock
02:42 - Bumping the safe
03:28 - How bumping works. A look inside the mechanism
06:35 - Just punch out the cheap lock
07:11 - Coathanger attack
08:24 - They tried to prevent it and STILL failed! LOL
09:23 - Solenoid & Reset code wire attack
11:42 - The physical construction is just LAUGHABLE!
12:36 - Magnetic attack
13:03 - LOL I locked myself out & have to pick it again!
13:41 - So what IS a good quality safe?
16:35 - TDR Safes
17:50 - Inside a good quality key lock safe
19:12 - Conclusion

 
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Re: EEVblog 1494 - 5 Ways To Open A Cheap Safe
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2022, 04:03:28 am »
Even those are not useless. In some scenarios the threat model is limited to things like money having weird tendency to stick to worker’s hands. A simple metal case or a box like that is enough to deter most of such opportunistic attempts.

The problem is that they are advertised as if they were high-security devices, deceiving buyers. That’s on a verge of being a scam. :(
People imagine AI as T1000. What we got so far is glorified T9.
 
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Re: EEVblog 1494 - 5 Ways To Open A Cheap Safe
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2022, 04:12:53 pm »
AFAIK these safes are more oriented to give some protection against fire. Not thieves. Also don't rule out the human factor when robbers are faced with an uncrackable safe; they might start cracking the skulls of your loved ones in order to obtain the code.
There are small lies, big lies and then there is what is on the screen of your oscilloscope.
 

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Re: EEVblog 1494 - 5 Ways To Open A Cheap Safe
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2022, 02:08:27 am »
AFAIK these safes are more oriented to give some protection against fire.

If you think this a fire rated safe then I've got a bridge to sell you!  :-DD

 
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Re: EEVblog 1494 - 5 Ways To Open A Cheap Safe
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2022, 09:48:18 am »
That is why I wrote 'some protection'. Like in better than a card board box.   ;D
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