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Rootsecure has a massive PDF on safe cracking called “Safe cracking for the computer scientist” – it’s from 2004 but loads of interesting information – [via] – Link (PDF).

More crackery:
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Safe Cracking – Link.

Battle Of Safes Rev Copy
Safe man – history of safes and safe cracking – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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  1. morcheeba on said:

    Matt Blaze’s paper is a good read in of itself, but the coolest thing is how he uses this physical-world parallel to explore similar problems in computer-based security. It’s a good lesson … one good way to get fresh ideas is to explore other disciplines, learn what problems they have and how they are solved, and then applying this knowledge back to the original discipline.

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