Exploiting Abloy cam locks

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Abloy “high security” cam locks can easily be opened with a bolt and hammer.

Huge thanks go to bosnianbill for recording this informative video and working with me to publicly disclose an interesting physical security vulnerability. Go subscribe to Bill’s locktube channel.

This weakness is not shared with the ruggedized Abloy CL110 cam lock. Abloy mortise cylinders only used this retaining mechanism from 1984-1987.

There was significant confusion about the applicability of the mortise cylinder attack Bill demonstrated. The chances of this attack being effective against a mortise cylinder in the field are very low. But don’t be distracted, this attack is very effective against Abloy cam locks.

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