The Prestigious and Powerful Porcine Prelate
Joined: Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:59 am
Location: West Mids, UK
huxleypig wrote:That Matt Blaze paper is very good and he allowed me to use some of his photographs for a talk I did a while ago. However, I was always disappointed with the lack of exploitation content in there.
Actually, scratch that, I just made a prototype decoder using what he suggests. They tried really hard to stop this by having a constant spring pressure pushing the stump towards the gates. The stump itself has a very unique shape to it, it's a big 'U' shape and the lower part can have no other practical purpose (that I can detect) than to block off access to the lever gates. It is possible to get between the edge of the levers and the tip of the stump but it is difficult because you've also got the washers that act like fixed wards, and the very front washer hangs down lower than the rest too. However, you can make yourself a bit of extra room but I am not going to do this because this might not have been possible when the lock was fitted. We are only talking about 1mm though.