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StickLock

Using a YubiKey (or other USB security token) to unlock physical things.

While researching locks and lockable storage for a new premise I found lots of LockPicking information about how to hack and break into products from even renowned companies. It’s not only a waste of money buying “high security” products which could be unlocked by just a paper clip like shown in this Video but might also be dangerous.

At the same time I use my YubiKey daily with IT systems and services. So I thought to myself:

“Why not use a YubiKey as a key for physical storage/property?”.

So I started another research, if, how and with how much effort a lock for physical things could be designed which uses a standard USB security token as key.

Fortunately it was easy to design such a lock. The outcome is the “StickLock” (short “SL”) described in this project.

Note: Latest software could be found on GitHub.”

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