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Staples Wordlock combo lock uses letters, not numbers

Marc Perton

lockWe know this isn't exactly high security, but if you have trouble remembering the combo for your gym or school locker, the $5.98 Wordlock from Staples could be the perfect solution. With only five rings, and just 10 letters per ring, it's limited to just 1,000 combinations, so it's certainly not hack-proof. But given that it's analog, anyone trying to do a dictionary attack will have to actually stand there with a dictionary (or, more likely, a generated list of all 1,000 combos) and try them all.

Update: Thanks to everyone who pointed out that there are 100,000 possible combos; we skipped the math and went with Staples' product description. That makes a dictionary attack a bit harder; looks like the old lock-cutter is the way to hack into this one.

[Via bookofjoe]

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