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11/02/2016 12:25 PM IST | Updated 11/02/2016 5:25 PM IST

How To Crack Some Of The Most Common Safes With A Magnet And A Sock

"Different types of magnets will open up most hotel rooms, most inexpensive safes and most apartment buildings."

How good is your safe? Maybe not as good as you think.  

"Anything you buy in Home Depot, or any safe in Walmart, Costco, Staples, Canadian Tire -- it's all crap," Terry Whin-Yates (a.k.a. Mr. Locksmith) of Vancouver, Canada, said in a video posted online last week. "We can open them in less than 10 seconds." 

Last year, security expert Jim Stickley showed how to open a hotel safe in less than two minutes. But with the magnet trick, it takes Whin-Yates about two seconds to access a popular type of safe he bought at Staples for $250: 

"Different types of magnets will open up most hotel rooms, most inexpensive safes and most apartment buildings," Whin-Yates said in the clip. "There's very little security."

Whin-Yates said he's been threatened with multi-million dollar lawsuits over his safe-cracking demonstrations. 

"We have lawsuit parties now if someone's going to threaten me," he said in the clip. "It's kind of fun -- especially if you're right."

 

(h/t digg)

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