Many visitors to ACE Hackware inquire about how to make a bump key. If you don't want to spend the money on a pre-made bump key set, making a bump key requires just a bit of knowledge, a few tools, some spare time and this simple bump key guide!
With just a little bit of lock pick practice, you could be picking some of the toughest locks in no time at all! When conducting a penetration test with permission to subvert physical security constraints, lock picking may be the key to gaining access to areas otherwise outside of your purview. Lock picking is also a great and highly rewarding hobby, and conferences all over the world are helping to highlight the growing popularity of locksport.
What is a bump key, and how does a bump key work? Bump keys are special keys cut to take advantage of the mechanics of pin tumbler locks sometimes used by hackers, pentesters or social engineers to gain entry when lock picks are either unavailable or impractical. While it's not hard to learn how to use bump keys, understanding their method of operation will definitely increase your chances of success with lock bumping.