How Safecrackers Can Unlock an ATM in Minutes—Without Leaving a Trace

At the Defcon hacker conference Friday, security researcher Mike Davis will present the results of years of research into a family of electronic safe locks all sold by Switzerland-based lock giant Dormakaba. Over the last two and a half years, Davis has found techniques to crack three different types of the Kaba Mas high-security electronic combination locks the company has sold for securing ATM safes, pharmacy drug cabinets, and even Department of Defense facilities, representing millions of locks around the world. Davis found that he could open many of those ATM and pharmacy locks in as little as five minutes with nothing more than an oscilloscope and a laptop.  [Read More via Wired]

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ALOA’s 2019 Convention and Security Expo is now underway. As we did last year, we will be sharing pictures and info/updates from the event later this week.

If you are a member of Locksmith Nation and will be at the Convention, we have 3 events planned this week. They are:

  • Locksmith Nation ALOA Breakfast Thursday, August 15th at the Garden Buffet @ South Point 7 – 8 AM.
  • Locksmith Nation ALOA Happy Hour Fiesta Saturday, August 17th at Baja Miguel’s @ South Point 4 – 6 PM.
  • Locksmith Nation ALOA Dinner Saturday, August 17th at Baja Miguel’s @ South Point 6 – 8 PM.

Make sure you stop by and network with your industry peers!


Sunday, August 11th – Saturday, August 17th – 2019 ALOA Convention and Security Expo (Las Vegas, NV)

Tuesday, August 13th – ASSA ABLOY Access Control Training Seminars (Media, PA)

Tuesday, August 13th – Wednesday, August 14th – Security Continuum Workshop (ASSA ABLOY) (Garland, TX)

Wednesday, August 14th – ASSA ABLOY Access Control Training Seminars (Silver Spring, MD)

Thursday, August 15th – ASSA ABLOY Access Control Training Seminars (Richmond, VA)

Friday, August 16th – Saturday, August 17th – Oklahoma Master Locksmith Association August 2019 Classes & Meetrings (Tulsa, OK)

Saturday, August 17th – Jason/SE Lock and Key’s Saturday Morning Live Stream.

For more events like this, please visit our Events page.