A laptop lock that can't be defeated by pens or pennies
January 2, 2009 2:27 PM Subscribe
Is there a good $50-ish laptop/notebook lock out there that *can't* be opened by a toilet paper tube, ballpoint pen, penny, or other common item?
posted by Ky to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm not looking for a bullet-proof solution, but I do remember the famed news some years ago about using common Bic ballpoint pens to open the Kryptonite bike lock and Kensington/Targus locks (I think that particular news peaked in 2004
), and the latest bit I found was a 2007 blog article noting how to open a Kensington Microsaver with a penny
(the blog doesn't actually tell you how, only that someone else found out how and published it--the comment about PIN numbers is also great).
Unfortunately, I haven't found a handy list of all laptop lock models that have somewhat ridiculous security flaws like those noted above. I prefer to use a key instead of a combination since that's one less thing to remember...