Matt Blaze has written an excellent paper: “Safecracking for the computer scientist.”
It has completely pissed off the locksmithing community.
There is a reasonable debate to be had about secrecy versus full disclosure, but a lot of these comments are just mean. Blaze is not being dishonest. His results are not trivial. I believe that the physical security community has a lot to learn from the computer security community, and that the computer security community has a lot to learn from the physical security community. Blaze’s work in physical security has important lessons for computer security—and, as it turns out, physical security—notwithstanding these people’s attempt to trivialize it in their efforts to attack him.
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