Kryptonite Evolution 2000 U- Lock hacked by a Bic pen – Engadget – www.engadget.com Sep 17 2004

Kryptonite Evolution 2000 U- Lock hacked by a Bic pen – Engadget – www.engadget.com

Kryptonite Evolution 2000 U- Lock hacked by a Bic pen

Posted Sep 14, 2004, 5:04 PM ET by Phillip Torrone
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Much to our surprise, we were able to hack our Kryptonite Evolution 2000 U- Lock with a ballpoint pen. This $50 lock is supposed to be one of the best for %u201Ctoughest bicycle security in moderate to high crime areas%u201D%u2014unless the thief happens to have a Bic pen. We used to use these to lock up our bicycles, but we%u2019re switching to something else ASAP. (Oh, and just to be trite, the pen is mightier than the lock.)

Well, isn’t this a wonderful little bit of news. You know all those cylindrical locks like they have on Kryptonite U locks, vending machines, Kensington computer cable locks? Apparently they are all easily picked using a Bic® pen. …DOH. 😉


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