DefCon Talk on Gun Safes

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  1. IBNobody
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    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/07/gun-safes/

    At DefCon, a group of researchers showed how to crack open some common gun safes.

    While amusing from a hardware hacking standpoint, it was scary how easy they were able to open these safes. The worst one was where they just dropped the safe corner and it opened up (due to a solenoid being jostled). That opening mechanism led to the death of a 3-year-old boy.
     
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  2. DSGamer64

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    Yeah, the storage of guns is absolutely abysmal. One should really have casino level security on their gun safes to be honest.
     
  3. Gahars

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    So it looks like they're not so safe after all.
     
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    Not surprising. People have gun safes because they legally have to, people don't actually give a shit about safe storage. We sell a ton of super cheap ass gun safes at work simply because they hold a fair amount of guns and are like 1/5 the cost of a proper gunsafe.