Cracking Safes With Thermal Imaging

Thu, Nov 24, 2005 One-minute read

This came up on SecurityFocus a few days ago, and it’s extremely cool: cracking safes with thermal imaging.

The idea behind the attack is that your fingers transfer enough heat to the keypad to be visible for a significant amount of time afterwards.  The equipment costs around $10,000 – but that may be a pittance compared to how much the safe has inside.