Regarding tape security

From: Robert Rapplean <robert_at_rapplean_dot_net>
Date: Fri Nov 12 2004 - 10:03:13 CST

>>ROTFL. The checkout clerks replace the tape rolls when they are
>>full. The only security on a point-of-purchase machine is
>>typically a hardware key, and there are a lot of well-known ways
>>to pick a lock or con a clerk into opening the machine for you.
>I have to insert a bit of technical expertise here. Your standard flat
>key lock is, in fact, pretty easy to pick. Ring keys (the ones with the
>circular heads), as found on many computer locks are much more difficult
>time consuming to pick, even if you have the right tools. Conning a
>voting clerk to open one of these for you would be a tad more difficult
>than a grocery store clerk, I think.

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