DefCon Talk on Gun Safes

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by IBNobody, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. IBNobody

    IBNobody I try to keep myself amused.

    Nov 16, 2006
    United States
    Texas, Hang 'Em High

    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

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

    Nov 9, 2007
    A cold cold place
    Yeah, the storage of guns is absolutely abysmal. One should really have casino level security on their gun safes to be honest.
  3. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    So it looks like they're not so safe after all.
  4. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    Apr 9, 2009
    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.
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