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Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Kryptonite Evolution 2000 U- Lock hacked by a Bic pen

Wow.  I watched the video and it’s true.  If you use a bike lock, make sure it’s not this one as folks who didn’t already know about it do now… 

lock vs pen

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 “toughest bicycle security in moderate to high crime areas”—unless the thief happens to have a Bic pen. We used to use these to lock up our bicycles, but we’re switching to something else ASAP. (Oh, and just to be trite, the pen is mightier than the lock.)

Click here to watch the video (WindowsMedia)

[Via Metafilter]
[Engadget]