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Hive13 Project
Lock Picking and Forensics
Status: Active
Start Date: 05/12/2010

Lockpicking and Lockpicking Forensics



Continuing on the efforts started by Chris and Sam, we intend to expand the scope to include lockpicking forensics. In addition to lock picking workshops, we will have regular meetings to discuss and practice forensics.

Project Manager

Mike (Imhotep) Linville Chris Anderson Sam Buhlig


  • Chris Anderson
  • Sam Buhlig
  • Mike Linville
  • Craig Smith

Things to bring

  • Positive Attitude and your experiences (don't worry if you don't have experience, this will be a learning experience for all)
  • Picks if you have them (don't worry if you do not have any, we will share ours and show you how to make some on the fly)
  • Extra Locks if you got em, if brining your personal handcuffs....please clean before hand
  • Friends that are interested in lock picking

Project Status

Next meeting: TBD

Schulyer Towne visited Blog Page to discuss Lock Forensics and the Great Lock Controversy of 1851. This will be a great kick off to our forensics efforts! 13:54, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Project Updates

  • Lock Forensic kickoff meeting was a success! 13:52, 22 February 2011 (UTC)


  • Set aside a locker to keep our 'control locks'
  • Start documenting and storing 'control locks'
  • purchase some lab equipment

Stuff we need

In order to start a forensic lab there are a few things we need to buy still


Datagram's Lock picking forensics http://lockpickingforensics.com/

LockWiki http://www.lockwiki.com/index.php/Main_Page

The Open Organization of Lockpickers USA: http://toool.us

The Open Organization of Lockpickers Netherlands: http://toool.nl

TOOOL on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Open_Organization_Of_Lockpickers

LockWiki: http://www.lockwiki.com

barry's security blog about spy stuff: http://blackbag.nl