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Post Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:42 pm

Practical Lockpicking

Practcal Lockpicking by Deviant Ollam a book of basics for penitration testers. Interesting read, especially for newbies.



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Post Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:59 pm

Re: Practical Lockpicking

By Barry Wels

Ethical Considerations
-By Babak Javadi


Chapter 1:

Fundamentals of pin tumbler and wafer locks

Chapter 2:

The basics of picking: Exploiting weaknesses

Chapter 3:

Beginner training: How to get very good, very fast

Chapter 4:

Advanced traiing: Learning some additional skills

Chapter 5:

Quick-entry tricks: Shimming, bumping, and bypassing

Chapter 6:

They allcome tumbling down: Pin tumblers in other configurations


Guide to tools and toolkits

Experianced pickers will probably know 99% of whats covered in this book. Most of whats in the book is found on the internet if you look around.

However, for those that want a well written book with the basics plus a bit more I believe that this is an excellent introduction to this hobby.

Chapter 3 Beginner training....... how to get very good very fast is available as a LEGAL 100% FREE DOWNLOAD from the publisher at



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Post Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:54 pm

Re: Practical Lockpicking

No responses yet but this is great thanks guys :hbg:


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Post Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:57 am

Re: Practical Lockpicking

I have this book and I think it's a good first book for newbies like me. Detailed but readable. And the accompanied DVD has loads of useful info and videos.
- David
"I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information."


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Post Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:44 pm

Re: Practical Lockpicking

:agree: excellent book with free dvd included which is just as good as the book - i totaly recommend this , i have 5 of them Lol :mrgreen:


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Post Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:56 pm

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This is one of the most usefull tutorials I have seen posted on lockpicking.

The publisher agreed to post a free sample of the entire 3rd Chapter of Practical Lockpicking.

Now that we have in house hosting here is the working document
Practical Lock Picking Freebie Chapter_3 D Ollum.pdf
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Post Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:06 pm

Re: Practical Lockpicking

I have this book, haven't gotten around to reading it yet but have had a flip through and it looks good.
I didn't get a DVD with mine though. Not sure if it's usually attached at the back as with many educational books but there aren't even any tear off points or anything on mine so it may just be a DVD-free copy for some reason :S

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