This 'Invincible' Fingerprint Lock Has A Serious Design Flaw

Many petty thefts are crimes of opportunity. If something is left in plain sight and it’s easy to nab/steal, there’s a higher chance someone’s going to grab it versus whether or not it’s left under lock and key.

Depending on the “area” and how bold certain thieves are in certain areas, you might have to take extra precautions. Years ago I left two backpacks in the backseat of my car while I hopped on a train to NYC for a quick trip. I was gone for a total of three hours from when I boarded the train and lo and behold, when I got back to my car, my back window was smashed to bits, both of the backpacks – gone.

I was more upset that I now had a window to fix, but I should’ve known better – I did leave my car in Newark. Whenever I kept stuff in my trunk, I never had a problem because out of sight, out of mind.

Same goes for using gym lockers. I can’t count the number of times I’ve “risked it” by leaving my belongings unguarded after I lost my lock. Yes, I’m too lazy to get another one, and if someone really wanted to get at my stuff, they could just use some bolt cutters and make away with my underwear socks and discount Marshalls shoes.

But walking around with bolt cutters does look a wee bit suspicious, especially if you’re just waltzing into a locker room. Plus, you have to go through some trouble to hide them. But a tiny screwdriver is another story. 

Now if you’re buying a fancy-shmancy padlock that has a fingerprint scanner, you’d think the thing would be extra secure, right? It probably wouldn’t pack a design flaw so obvious that anyone could take it apart in a few seconds with inconspicuous tools, yeah?

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Apparently whoever made this lock doesn’t think it’s that big of a deal to make it so that just about anyone with a knowledge of what screws are could not only take apart your lock, but put it back together after burgling your stuff and make it look like no funny business happened whatsoever.

What’s even crazier than this obviously terrible design is that the company that manufactures and sells these locks provided some baffling logic to who these locks are uncrackable for.

Posted by the Lock Picking Lawyer, a social media account that tests and reviews commercial locks that shows you how easy they are to crack. He reached out to the company to ask them about this brain-numbingly bad design flaw and got this response.

He reached out to the company to explain why he’s unable to provide a positive review of their product and makes it very clear why he can’t.

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Simple, right? 

Well, not for the company that sells the lock.

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Turns out that there are similar locks that are just as easy to break into.

But all you need to do is screw off its backplate with a go-pro and then get out your phillips head screw driver to take the bad boy apart.

For $ 100, you’d expect something a bit more secure, no?

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Then again, we are talking about crimes of opportunity here and if you just want something that’ll inconvenience someone who isn’t constantly thinking about jacking your stuff, then it might be fine.

But why pay all that money for something that isn’t as functional, secure, or affordable as other offerings on Amazon? This lock costs about half of the Tapp one, sure, it doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner, but it’s got a lot of good reviews.

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Plus, it’s got “Rock” in the name, and anything that is remotely related to Dwayne Johnson is awesome.

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Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity Makes A Serious Threat As More Heads Start To Roll

Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity Makes A Serious Threat As More Heads Start To Roll

Mounting tensions came to a head on Thursday when Sean Hannity took to Twitter to defend executive Bill Shine, who replaced the ousted Roger Ailes as the network’s co-president.

Hannity’s tweet was in response to Gabe Sherman’s story in New York Magazine about Shine’s lack of support from Rupert, Lachlan and James Murdoch of 21-Century Fox, who publicly refused to back Shine in a statement.

In much like Donald Trump’s MO, Hannity launched a dialogue on Twitter expressing his concern over Bill Shine’s job security. If Shine continues to lack support from the Murdoch’s, Hannity could walk.

Immediately following the tweet, Hannity addressed the erroneous insertion of the diaeresis in Sherman’s name:

Shine hasn’t been publicly associated with the FNC’s culture of misogyny behind the scenes the way in which Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly have.

However, on Tuesday, Shine was one of the names mentioned along with other executives in a class-action lawsuit by 11 former and current employees for racial discrimination in the work place and being dismissive about sexual harassment concerns surrounding Ailes.

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Hannity, who is Shine’s longtime friend and ally, believes he knows the identity of the individual gunning for the executive.

He started a hashtag campaign to extend a lifeline to a colleague he brought to FNC in the 90s.

A source close to FNC told Deadline, “Sean is willing to take a bullet for Bill out of loyalty and he knows he’s holding a lot of chits there right now too. If he threatens to leave, and he could, then that really could be the end of the place as we know it.”

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