Rift Recon Blog — lockpicking

Rift Recon Beginner Series Presents: Picking Locks 101 with Aaron Autrand

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Get ready to start yelling at your television.I’m going to make a guess here. Heist flicks, caper films, con-man stories…you eat them up. Even the bad ones. You’ve fancied yourself a master thief, you just lack some of the required skills (and would like to avoid the inside of a jail cell).So maybe you aren’t cut out for a life of crime, but that doesn’t mean you won’t eagerly lap up a rerun of Ocean’s 11, or an episode of Leverage, or something else along those lines.I’m the same way, but this weekend I found myself shaking my head in...

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Rift Recon Brings The Art of Escape to ISSW 2015

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Rift Recon is to offer their first large-scale urban escape and evasion training of the New Year to those attending InfoSec Southwest in Austin, TX on April 8th-10th.“We’re talking about an entirely new terrain with entirely new challenges. The Austin playing field will be unparalleled to what any Art of Escape participant has experienced before.”San Francisco, CA February 4th, 2015 As the InfoSec Southwest (ISSW) conference approaches, San Francisco security company Rift Recon bolsters its arsenal of cutting-edge knowledge in anticipation. In addition to the lecture tracks, ISSW has a number of specialized and in-depth training courses available before the...

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After Action Report: The Art Of Escape San Francisco

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It seems like just yesterday that Rift Recon ran its first Art of Escape training in San Francisco, and yet last weekend marked the fourth Bay Area urban escape and evasion course. An entirely new group of enthusiastic, determined students embarked on three days of growth and development, with a healthy dose of apprehension mixed in! Executive Assistant Arianna Travaglini sat down with Art of Escape trainers Eric Michaud and Brian O'Shea to talk about the latest installment of Rift Recon’s most popular class. A: Eric, this is your sixth Art of Escape training, and Brian’s fourth. You both have...

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Pick Set ZIEH-FIX Pick Needle Set “Novum" Review

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For a mere 96 pounds you could be the proud owner of what looks like a compact pickset - the German made Pick Set ZIEH-FIX Pick Needle Set “Novum” But upon further examination it turns out this pickset is not what it appears to be at all. This is a manual Electronic Pick Gun (EPG). That is to say, it has 13 different interchangeable tips (3 of each) and one common handle, and ALL of these tips are designed for raking, strong up and down motions. NONE of these tips are designed for the slower techniques used with most manual...

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BOOKS, JOURNALS, AND OTHER RESOURCES

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As we draw closer to the official launch of Rift Recon on July 27th, staff here at Rift have been discussing which written resources we utilize in our daily work to get the job done. From that conversation, we drew up an initial list - and then realized that our readers, friends and clients might like to see it. We hope that by sharing our list, you’ll find the books and other resources we recommend as useful as we have. Here we present, for your edification and inspiration - Rift’s page of recommended Books, Journals, and Other Resources. This page is...

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