>>This episode of the Modern Rogue brought to you by NordVPN. They got a special Black Friday deal. Head on over to NordVPN.com/Rogue. Get 84% off a three-year subscription, and four months for free. Now eat that turkey. [record player crackling] Back again with the LockPickingLawyer, what are we exploiting this time?>>LPL: Well, [sighs]
we’re going to use a tool that is supposed to be used on cars. This is called a manifold spreader. It’s used for installing exhaust parts, but we’re going to use some bolts
that I modified a little bit, and we’re going to use it to
break open this bike lock.>>BRIAN: Okay, so it looks
like you put a little bit of a groove in there. I assume that that is meant to line up with this?
>>So it doesn’t slip off things. The original screws, there’s
one with normal threads, one with reverse threads. So when you put this in between something, and turn this, it will spread apart.>>JASON: So this is your
own bike lock-cracking kit that you’ve cobbled together.
>>That’s exactly what it is, and with the different bolts here, I can span a wide range of distances.>>JASON: Oh sure, you
just see what you need, and then pick your weapon.>>LPL: Yeah, but what we’re going to do is we’re going to put it right in between these two ends of the shackle, and see if we can crack this thing apart.>>So I assume from the variety of sizes that we’re going to have
to, well I guess, [sighs] it looks like it’s lining
up pretty perfectly as is. So at this point, we’re snug in there, obviously if you’re finger-threaded
as far as I can get it, and so what, just keep on cranking?>>LPL: Just keep on cranking.>>BRIAN: Jason, did you notice that this is bolted to the table? It’s that a vice is more
useful when you do that.>>JASON: It’s like we’re
adults or something.>>LPL: That’s crazy talk.>>BRIAN: Look at them,
they grow up so fast. [light jazz music] All right, I can feel it getting tight. It’s funny because I have to
not over-extend the rotation. Oh it’s getting way tight. Here, Murphy, pull that. You feel that on there?>>JASON: Oh yeah.>>BRIAN: Hey, safety goggles. That’s a thing.
>>Oh, good call.>>BRIAN: Because I assume at some point, there’s going to be a crack
or a flash or an explosion.>>LPL: I’ve done this before. I’ve never had any parts fly, but if this were to fly out of that, it would come out with a lot of force.>>JASON: And you can see
the bar giving over there.>>BRIAN: It is astonishing
how little effort this takes. I’m, [chuckles] this is far
from a workout. [chuckles] [lock snaps] This, it’s cracking, it’s doing the thing.>>LPL: Keep going.>>BRIAN: All right.>>JASON: He’s standing over here, so I’m going to do the same thing. [Brian laughs]>>LPL: You’re good Brian. We’ll watch from here. We got the cheap seats held down.>>BRIAN: [laughs] So at this point, it looks like it’s almost
all the way popped out. I mean it’s all down hill from here.>>LPL: Does it feel
like it’s a lot easier than it was before?
>>Oh way easier, yeah. And I’m hearing the
cracking of the plastic as I continue to go for,
I mean look, look at that.>>LPL: Oh okay, are we done? There we go.
>>Yeah. Pretty sure we got it,
pretty sure we got it. Holy cow, that’s astonishingly simple. Is this an original hack
that you came up with?>>LPL: This, well the
concept of using a screw to spread these apart is not new. Using this particular tool
was my own idea though.>>All right.
>>People want to see all your other exploits, they should head over to Lock
Picking Lawyer on YouTube. Oh, thank you so much
man, this is amazing.>>LPL: It’s a lot of fun. I enjoy doing this stuff.>>Ha! Look at that. By now everyone knows
what a VPN is, right? Hides your traffic, makes
it so you can teleport to different places, keeps
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to get your finances.” I mean truth is, your
finances are probably fine, your secret passwords are fine, everything has tunneled
encryption nowadays, but that’s not why I use it. I’m not afraid of some nefarious hacker. I’m afraid of my local IT
department just lookie-looin’,>>Yeah.
>>just gawkin’ at me.>>Yeah.
>>Every time I’m not running a VPN,
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you’re great, I trust you, just not that much. [static hisses] [beeping]>>Hi, I’m the other
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