For the past six months, I’ve been focused on a project I hope to share with everyone very soon. In the meantime I took a break a couple of days ago to work on building a progressive set of American 1305 locks – removing 1, 2, and 3 pins from these 5-pin locks. This set makes a great practice set for locksport folks – especially those who aren’t comfortable picking American locks and overcoming the strong spring tension needed to release the shackle. I decided to document this process on video – my first locksport-related YouTube video. Enjoy! Hopefully we’ll start having in-person meetups again soon and people can try picking these.
Matt Burrough is a Senior Penetration Tester at Microsoft, focusing on the company’s internal assets and cloud deployments. Before moving to a security role, he was a developer and also spent five years debugging, code reviewing, and reverse engineering Windows at Microsoft. Matt also worked at NPR creating new technology for digital radio, including the first ever close-captioned radio broadcasting system. Matt has a passion for computer security and holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and a graduate certificate in Computer Security from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Networking, Security, and System Administration.