Babak Javadi & Deviant Ollam (TOOOL USA)

Presentation Title HITB Labs: Advanced Lockpicking and Impressioning
Presentation Abstract

Lockpicking is a terrific skill to have, and it can allow you to open doors, cabinets, and chains with relative ease and speed. However, there is no getting around the fact that to pick a lock open you need to crouch down next to it with very conspicuous looking tools… and you have to do this EVERY TIME you want to open the lock. What if we told you there was an attack that you could perform ONE TIME against a lock and then own it forever? And what if this attack was relatively innocent looking when you stood near the door or padlock in question?

Welcome to the world of impressioning… with the right tools and a little bit of time, you can turn a blank key into a totally working key for just about any lock in common use today. Pin tumbler locks, wafer locks, even many styles of rotating disc locks and more can be attacked in a way that is hard to notice and which results in amazing access if successful. This lab will show you how it is done and give you some useful tips and tricks if you plan to try it out later on.

About Babak Javadi

Babak Javadi is a noted member of the physical security community, well-recognized among both professional circles (due to the work of his consulting firm, The CORE Group) as well as in the hacker world (as the President of TOOOL, The Open Organisation Of Lockpickers.) His first foray into the world of physical security was in the third grade, where he was sent to detention for showing another student how to disassemble the doorknob on the classroom supply closet. Babak is an integral part of the numerous lockpicking workshops, training sessions, and games that are seen at annual events like DEFCON, ShmooCon, DeepSec, NotACon, QuahogCon, HOPE, and Maker Faires across the country. He likes spicy food and lead-free small arms ammunition.

About Deviant Ollam

While paying the bills as a security auditor and penetration testing consultant with his company, The CORE Group, Deviant Ollam is also member of the Board of Directors of the US division of TOOOL, The Open Organisation Of Lockpickers. His debut book “Practical Lock Picking” became one of Syngress Publishing’s best-selling titles. At multiple annual security conferences Deviant Ollam runs the Lockpicking Village workshop area, and he has conducted physical security training sessions at Black Hat, DeepSec, ToorCon, HackCon, ShakaCon, HackInTheBox, CanSecWest, ekoparty, and the United States Military Academy at West Point.