NEW SECURITY ALERTS AND REPORTS


New Defcon CL Armor Is Not Secure.
See the detailed report here.


GUN TRIGGER LOCK REPORT

PRODUCED BY MASTER LOCK COMPANY, HOPPE'S, FRANZEN SECURITY PRODUCTS, THE CLUB, REMINGTON, DAC TECHNOLOGIES, HUNTER'S VIEW PROTECTOR, GSM PRODUCTS, and any other mechanism that has copied the same basic locking design as the Master Lock Model 90.

Issued December 6, 2004 by Investigative Law office, Marc Weber Tobias

KEY LOCKS

      

 

COMBINATION LOCKS

    

WE TESTED BOTH KEY AND COMBINATION LOCKS TO DETERMINE THEIR VULNERABILITY TO BYPASS OF THE MECHANISM AND DECODING OF COMBINATION LOCKS. ALL COULD BE EASILY OPENED. WE ASKED AN ELEVEN YEAR OLD BOY TO ATTACH AND REMOVE THREE POPULAR LOCKS FROM A RIFLE. HE WAS ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THIS IN A FEW SECONDS WITHOUT DIFFICULTY, AS SHOWN IN THE REPORT.

AS A RESULT OF EXTENSIVE ANALYSIS OF SEVERAL DIFFERENT MECHANISMS, THE AUTHOR BELIEVES THAT THE USE OF THESE LOCKS IS DANGEROUS AND COULD POTENTIALLY LEAD TO INJURY OR DEATH. WE BELIEVE THAT THEY SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON TO PROTECT PISTOLS, RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, ESPECIALLY BY CHILDREN.  VENDORS SHOULD NOT SELL THEM AND THE CONSUMER SHOULD NOT PURCHASE THEM OR USE THEM FOR SUCH PURPOSES.

PARENTS ARE URGED TO IMMEDIATELY SECURE ANY WEAPONS THAT USE THESE DEVICES. IN THE REPORT, WE DEMONSTRATE THE REMOVAL OF LOCKS PRODUCED BY SEVERAL MAJOR MANUFACTURERS FROM HANDGUNS AND RIFLES.  

The design of many of the gun trigger locks allows their removal from many handguns, rifles, and shotguns in seconds and do not provide any significant measure of security. Their use could lead to injury or death if you are relying upon them to prevent the discharge of a firearm because you believe that they prevent access to the trigger. The brands listed above each utilizes the same basic design, which is detailed in a comprehensive report and four video segments that examines their ease in removal, and the design of each device. 

The reader is advised that a limited number of samples of each product were tested, and thus, the consumer must rely upon their own independent assessment of the security of each device. The author believes that all similar gun locks may be inadequate to protect a weapon from unauthorized access. In order to prevent juveniles from viewing this information, a credit card number must be provided to download the report and videos. If you experience a problem in ordering the report through Verisign, you may click here to enter the information for manual processing of the report.

 

 


TSA-APPROVED LUGGAGE LOCKS

 

The Transportation Security Agency has approved the use of certain locks on baggage that passes through United States airports. A detailed report is available that demonstrates the security vulnerabilities of all of the locks within the Travel Sentry program. Each of these locks can be opened in seconds, and therefore should not be utilized for any security application and are merely to be considered as seals for luggage.


LOCKS THAT SECURE LAPTOP COMPUTERS

UPDATED SECURITY ALERT

August 30, 2004

Security alerts have been issued regarding possible bypass of locks that are utilized to secure laptop computers. This has resulted in a heightened awareness of the potential for theft by users of these products. An analysis of these devices is deemed relevant because of their widespread use, and the mistaken belief by their owners or IT and security professionals that the locks are secure or can prevent theft. Any information regarding other known defects in these devices would be appreciated. 

Each of these locks can be easily bypassed, which can result in the theft of laptop computers within seconds, and without any forensic trace. A detailed report is available that examines the methods of bypass for the following locks:.

Targus Defcon CL(r)

Compucage(r) models: Benji 1, Benji 2, and Model 4000.


SECURITY ALERT: COMPUCAGE(r) MODELS BENJI I, BENJI II and

4000 LAPTOP SECURITY DEVICES

Compucage of Toronto, Canada produces a series of locking systems to secure laptops and desktop computers. An evaluation of these devices determined that five different laptops that were tested could be removed in seconds without any damage to the computers or locking devices and no forensic trace as to the method of removal. Based upon the design of this device, we believe that most laptops cannot be adequately secured against a simple method of theft. See the accompanying video and report.