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Opening a Master Padlock is Too Easy

As our regular readers have figured out by now, the posts here deal with security of many kinds – not just computers.  Our goal is to keep you safe in all areas.  Therefore, from time to time we discover something significant that we think you should know about and Voila! a new blog article is born.

Today’s security faux pas comes courtesy of the folks from Master Lock.  It appears these ubiquitous padlocks are so incredibly easy to hack that it is nothing short of ridiculous.  You don’t have to whip out your lock picks, hacksaw or your handy dandy bolt cutters to defeat one of these locks.  Nope.  All you have to do is slap it around a little. (more or less).

So check out this video for the specifics and then go shopping for a better lock.

Why you shouldn’t buy Master Locks

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Name: Wizard

Short Bio: The Computer Wizard (TCW). TCW was founded by Warren P. Harris in 1994 to service and repair computers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Relocating the business to Plano, Texas in 1999, TCW continued to flourish when an unfortunate loss of data for a wedding Mr. Harris photographed, caused him to research data recovery options. Realizing he would have to either pay someone to recover the photos or find out how to do it himself, the rest, as they say "is history". Approached by a friend who was a Private Investigator in 2006, Mr. Harris studied for his Investigator's license and began honing his skills in Computer Forensics. The company was renamed DFW Computer Integration in 2015.

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