Worth Reading: Automated Safe Cracking

In the process of building his safecracking robot, which he will demonstrate live at the Defcon cybersecurity conference next week, Seidle discovered a series of real vulnerabilities in the relatively cheap, but popular, SentrySafe he tested. But the larger lesson of his work goes beyond his particular safe’s security flaws. It points instead to a new reality for vendors of physical security equipment: If automated tools can crack your locks or safes, the increasing affordability of those tools makes you more vulnerable than ever. —Andy Greenberg @ Wired