: Hack in the box, lockcon, security show essen and more. blackbag.nl

19.04.2011, 15:56
Lots of fun things coming up ... LockCon, Security show essen, Hack in the Box Malaysia and much more ...
You know the drill: Barry is busy. Sad but true. Then again, don’t be sad as I would not want it any other way.

Just to give you an idea about my next few days: tonight there is a Toool gathering (http://toool.nl/Gatherings) in Amsterdam, and it is going to be nice as a lot of our friends from abroad will be visiting it. Then tomorrow morning we will drive to Essen for the security show (http://www.security-messe.de/), and on Friday we will all go to Sneek for LockCon (http://toool.nl/LockCon). On Monday Han and I fly to Malaysia for Hack in the Box (http://hitb.org/), and after that things will settle down a bit.

http://www.zamkidveri.com/forum/images/imported/2011/04/diskdetainerpicks700-1.jpg (http://blackbag.nl/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/disk-detainer-picks.jpg)

During the last weeks I have been quite active in lock research, to prepare my presentations for both LockCon (http://www.thomaslfriedman.com/bookshelf/the-world-is-flat) and Hack in the Box (http://hitb.org/). Han and I always try to focus on the locks they use in countries we visit, and in the case of Malaysia it is ‘disk style locks’. Han Fey being ‘Mr Abloy’ knows a lot about disk locks, although there is a small difference in quality from the kind of locks they use there. As far the organizers of Hack in the Box have told me, the ‘solex (http://blackbag.nl/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/solex-padlock.jpg) brand’ is the lock to beat. And when the lock sells for just a 10 or 15 dollar, there seems to be a lot of counterfeiting (http://blackbag.nl/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/back-covers.jpg) going on. It is hard to understand a $10 or $15 dollar lock is counterfeited, and it is even harder to understand they are using high security holographic seals (http://blackbag.nl/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/solex-disk-detainer-seal.jpg) to fight this.

After doing a little study on some sample locks (http://blackbag.nl/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/DSCF0133.jpg) we got, we decided to do a hand-on class on picking these locks. People can register for the class, and pay a small fee to get a pick (http://blackbag.nl/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/disk-detainer-picks.jpg) and disk lock and try to open it at our two hour course/class (and later at the lockpick village).

Got to continue working … time is running out!

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