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by Psychlonic
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks
Replies: 13
Views: 1620

Re: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks

Curation to resume soon with some good shit in the pipeline, but in the meantime I've updated the first post with a fistful of new, quality creator pages.
by Psychlonic
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Supplemental Techniques for the YT Channel Dumps
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: Supplemental Techniques for the YT Channel Dumps

I want to talk a little bit more about padlocks and the idea of breaking them. This branches off from this post: https://nightops.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2397&p=15653#p15653 Consider this less of a how-to extension and more food for thought. It is my finding that cheap padlocks aren't keeping ...
by Psychlonic
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks
Replies: 13
Views: 1620

Re: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks

Today we're going to check out the LockPickingLawyer for a rare destructive padlock bypass. This is a method that has been previously discussed and I have a few problems with it but we'll get to that. You’re Doing it Wrong... The REAL Double Wrench Method https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBSSA5ot0tA ...
by Psychlonic
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Alarms
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Alarms

Today I want to point to a novel attack on an exposed magnetic switch that you absolutely shouldn't use except under the most precise condition of having discrete, prior access and knowing exactly what type of switch you're up against. Magnasphere stun gun test vs. the reed switch https://www.youtub...
by Psychlonic
Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Traditional Kaginawa hooks
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Traditional Kaginawa hooks

That four prong hook seems a little iffy, but unless he totally botches the heat treating those look solid. I'd trust that 3 prong hook with my weight unless it was brittle.
by Psychlonic
Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks
Replies: 13
Views: 1620

Re: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks

One last trip back to NotSoCivilEngr for a video on air wedges before moving on elsewhere. They're written about a lot above, so what are they? Air Wedges: Further Compromising Doors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHnNsQ64JV8 Simple. Obviously, their functions can be mostly replicated using solid w...
by Psychlonic
Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Supplemental Techniques for the YT Channel Dumps
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: Supplemental Techniques for the YT Channel Dumps

Further opening up ODT possibilities from here: https://nightops.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2397&p=15638#p15638 So the reality with using an ODT on a knob is that it can be very tricky turning the film enough to actually loop it over the knob. Almost always, the gap isn't large enough or it's obs...
by Psychlonic
Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks
Replies: 13
Views: 1620

Re: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks

Doubling up on locks again. First off, new channel has been added above: "∅" A lesser known but quality channel that focuses on picking, featuring some obscure locks. That out of the way, we're going back to TheNotSoCivilEngr to look at over-the-door attacks. I've talked about it enough, let's take ...
by Psychlonic
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Supplemental Techniques for the YT Channel Dumps
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: Supplemental Techniques for the YT Channel Dumps

You should go for it, it's probably the most common reason I strike up good conversations with people. They start out reading one thing then pretty soon they don't know how they got onto a far more advanced topic. When dealing with people seeking this information out, being able to throw so many ide...
by Psychlonic
Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Supplemental Techniques for the YT Channel Dumps
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: Supplemental Techniques for the YT Channel Dumps

An addon to loiding as discussed here: https://nightops.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2397#p15632 One common thing I run into a lot with less secure buildings I'm curious about is the situation of an inward-opening door that's locked and the outside of a wooden frame overlaps the door enough that I ...
by Psychlonic
Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Supplemental Techniques for the YT Channel Dumps
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Supplemental Techniques for the YT Channel Dumps

Since the forum is back to a near flat-line but I've been in a skill developing mood, I'm going to turn my topics into a sprawling encyclopedia of sorts that reference each other. A format I've wanted information to be available in for years but there was never any interest in. This topic is meant t...
by Psychlonic
Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks
Replies: 13
Views: 1620

Re: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks

Time for locks 101 today. Most users will be familiar with "loiding", the current fad term for what's previously been known as carding, shimming, etc. However, new users who aren't familiar will find this your best intro to lock bypassing. Door latch bypass basics! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8...
by Psychlonic
Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Alarms
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Alarms

Circling back to alarms again today with how to jam simple DIY wireless alarms. Disabling Wireless Alarms - Issue 1 - Simple Jamming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68M6IVNxjfg This is a bit of a jump into the deep end for most but that's ok, your takeaway from this video should be the principle its...
by Psychlonic
Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks
Replies: 13
Views: 1620

Re: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks

Today we're going back to the UDT, this time to learn how they can be used to bypass deadbolts. I know some of you have had these ruin an entry. Bypassing Deadbolts with a UDT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqN6rkkx79A This of course is easier said than done but after playing with the idea for a bi...
by Psychlonic
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Drop-Leg Platform Redux
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Drop-Leg Platform Redux

Seems to work. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I can't think of a better way.
by Psychlonic
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Drop-Leg Platform Redux
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Drop-Leg Platform Redux

Still using the same tubes as before?
by Psychlonic
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks
Replies: 13
Views: 1620

Re: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks

With the festivities over, we're back at it today with another lock video. This time I want to highlight a video from a guy who's clearly a novice approaching and shimming a padlock used on a very typical set up you are likely to encounter in a low security environment. https://www.youtube.com/watch...
by Psychlonic
Sat Jul 03, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Drop-Leg Platform Redux
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Drop-Leg Platform Redux

Or, "a superior way to carry your smaller gear" . Would you like to have a cheap, tough, silent, compact, easy-to-reach, no-glare solution for your smaller equipment? Of course you would. Enter the US GI magazine pouch. https://www.milsurpsales.com/uploads/1/3/3/9/133939709/s381381265310536461_p35_i...
by Psychlonic
Sat Jul 03, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Alarms
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Alarms

The method I'm familiar with is careful use of a longer but thinner neodymium magnet and an air wedge to slowly get it between the door and the frame without creating a gap large enough to cause the switch to move. The increase in area size makes up for the loss of thickness more than enough to sati...
by Psychlonic
Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Alarms
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Alarms

We've got a double header for alarms today, and you're going to love this one. Bypassing Basic Door Alarms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPsSraQ3wlo This video illustrates how a magnetic door switch works, how to detect the polarity on even a well installed system, and how to neutralize the switch...
by Psychlonic
Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Alarms
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Alarms

Today let's take a look at PIR sensors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Fdrr_1guok This video does a fine job of explaining the basics of PIR components and how exactly they "see" your presence. Pretty simple device. Take note of the lens which is Fresnel. These are pretty standard on sensors and a...
by Psychlonic
Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks
Replies: 13
Views: 1620

Re: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks

Today I'd like to highlight a short playlist covering the use of under the door tools, created by TheNotSoCivilEngr. This is a fantastic intro to a very effective bypass method that anyone is capable of. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZapeDZDd-o&list=PLwxkGxLTPJTlxkqsmsrWOnHAudf4rLv9A When even qu...
by Psychlonic
Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Digital
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Digital

I'd like to direct your attention to this fun video: SkyJack - Autonomous drone hacking w/Raspberry Pi, aircrack & Javascript https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHKV01YQX_w This has some potentially fun uses. Aside from straight up stealing another drone of course, this could be used as an aerial denia...
by Psychlonic
Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Hyperstealth Corp
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: Hyperstealth Corp

The goal is to keep it close in versatility to the current material, which can be sewn into whatever. I'm currently looking into a brigandine-like approach with the application of the lenses - both exterior and sandwiched - but I haven't been wholly satisfied with the results yet. However I have got...
by Psychlonic
Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: ...What the F***????
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: ...What the F***????

A cursory look into the legitimacy of her claims yields less than hopeful results, to say the least. I don't understand that, to be honest. What's the problem with an admitted adaptation to the modern world without having ties to ancient lineage? Does anyone still exist who think there's some magica...
by Psychlonic
Mon Jun 28, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Videos That Teach You To Walk In The Shadows
Replies: 9
Views: 1831

Re: Videos That Teach You To Walk In The Shadows

A little addition: Fox Walk - How To Walk Silently Through The Woods https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyVtDrIwlVc This is actually really close to how I walk. She's a little awkward on her feet doing it but when it becomes habitual it can go really quickly. Edit, another: Stealth walking #1 ( Heel to...
by Psychlonic
Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: ...What the F***????
Replies: 2
Views: 469

...What the F***????

There won't be a YouTube dump for more basic level IMTs since really the only channel I think is exceptional is Brent0331 which we all know about, but I did stumble into...

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https://www.youtube.com/c/AnshuChristaJacobson/videos
by Psychlonic
Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Digital
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Digital

Since the topic was brought up, a couple easy to follow Wardriving videos: How to go Wardriving With a Raspberry Pi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg-xSwQY5rI Set Up an Ethical Hacking Kali Linux Kit on the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ [Tutorial]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ExWmpFnAnE (This second one ...
by Psychlonic
Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks
Replies: 13
Views: 1620

Re: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks

For the first pair of videos I'd like to bring to your attention, we go to The Modern Rogue. This videos are perfect for the novice because they're aimed at the layman. How to ByPass RFID Badge Readers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccm1caB6bao Copying a Key Using a Plastic Bottle https://www.youtu...
by Psychlonic
Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Digital
Replies: 2
Views: 493

YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Digital

This topic's intention is to list channels of note detailing digital exploits that may be of use to the operator. Certainly not as useful as the physical exploits to most, but some will find use of the knowledge. This topic will be updated periodically and exceptional videos will be curated for your...
by Psychlonic
Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Alarms
Replies: 6
Views: 983

YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Alarms

Same idea as the lock topic, this one is meant to provide and curate a list of quality pen testing channels that deal in alarm systems the operator might encounter at night. The list will be updated over time and attention brought to specific videos that will be of interest to the forum at large. Wh...
by Psychlonic
Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks
Replies: 13
Views: 1620

YouTube Channel Dump: Pen Testing, Locks

This topic is to list and curate exceptional channels on YouTube aimed at getting you past a lock, more or less. Because of the proliferation of these videos which are thorough, this simply makes more sense than spending time creating new ones. This thread will be updated periodically and any videos...
by Psychlonic
Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Hyperstealth Corp
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Hyperstealth Corp

This isn't so much a resource for most people as much as just... stealth entertainment? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiPMHslCqorDy5ETsg6MhFw/videos Thought this was up and might have missed it, but here it is since I didn't see it elsewhere. They go over lots of interesting, cutting edge applica...
by Psychlonic
Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: On Lateral Movement and Field of Vision
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Re: On Lateral Movement and Field of Vision

How tall are your walls and fences? Mine are 6 or 7 feet usually. I may try that, it just seems too loud. I am positive I am moving too slowly and/or being too quiet sometimes while operating. Same here, I think that's standard for privacy. The big consideration if you do it is simply how solid the...
by Psychlonic
Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: On Lateral Movement and Field of Vision
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Re: On Lateral Movement and Field of Vision

It's another max stealth consideration. I can get over such a fence in about a second silently in a variety of ways, what the choice boils down to is whether or not the motion is worth it. You actually don't need to be especially strong to cross that kind of fence and I find the same usually applies...
by Psychlonic
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Preparing for First Operation
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: Preparing for First Operation

You might consider carpet sandals, walking on the outer edges of your boots, and/or careful step placement if you need to hide the fact that a human moved through the area and it won't dry out.
by Psychlonic
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: On Lateral Movement and Field of Vision
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Re: On Lateral Movement and Field of Vision

That's pretty much it. I think the other big factor in relation to night time is that we expend the rods in our center field of view quickly when peering into darkness, hence the doctrine of looking in "circles" around what you're really trying to see in low light. So if we want to look at the scien...
by Psychlonic
Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: On Lateral Movement and Field of Vision
Replies: 8
Views: 919

On Lateral Movement and Field of Vision

Felt like writing today and I wanted to write something I've never really seen discussed here or anywhere else. One thing I learned early on is that when moving at night, you're much easier to see if you are moving laterally in front of a potential threat. That is, if you are facing in a direction a...
by Psychlonic
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Good first break in?
Replies: 9
Views: 1760

Re: Good first break in?

As a disclaimer, it can't be some shitty hardware store compass. It needs to find North and lock on without swinging back and forth for ages. You don't need to gucci out with some super expensive one, just a good military grade clear bodied compass will do the trick nicely. They're not cheap, but th...
by Psychlonic
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Good first break in?
Replies: 9
Views: 1760

Re: Good first break in?

It does work... we established over a decade ago that a quality lensatic compass without too much margin will face the needle toward the switch. Operatives used to use that trick, I've seen it, I've done it, it's not just some theory nobody ever tried. Please don't be spreading misinfo and setting t...
by Psychlonic
Tue May 25, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Under The Door Tool
Replies: 7
Views: 4622

Re: Under The Door Tool

I feel like if I thought about it for awhile I could probably improve further on the UDT to carry that same functionality, but alas... Crash bars can be handled with a UDT itself with some modifications. Namingly, turning the eye at the end into more of a hook and running the string over the top of ...
by Psychlonic
Sat May 15, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Sicarius's Source of the Day
Replies: 64
Views: 8213

Re: Sicarius's Source of the Day

That's interesting, I dig it.
by Psychlonic
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People
Replies: 9
Views: 1838

Re: CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People

Nice, it definitely seems like a great concept. Should be great for insta-karambit if the situation calls for it. I still swear by a Frenzy, here. Maybe someday I'll give in to the dark side lol.
by Psychlonic
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: The Art of Night Ops
Topic: Time for a new workout thread.
Replies: 64
Views: 47903

Re: Time for a new workout thread.

GAIN FASTER With some looking to optimize their workouts for night ops on here, figured I'd share some tips I've learned over the years. While most of this is dietary in nature, I'll throw in some neat exercise tips too. So regardless of what program you've adopted, the principles of how your body ...
by Psychlonic
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People
Replies: 9
Views: 1838

Re: CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People

I find the mechanism interesting on it, what did you two think of it as far as strength goes? What's the weight like? Balance? It's hard to tell in the picture but it seems to really hide in a palm nicely as well.
by Psychlonic
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: What got you into night ops, anyway?
Replies: 17
Views: 12614

Re: What got you into night ops, anyway?

Well don't worry. We're about to be facing some serious problems in the western world and I have a feeling we'll be seeing some cameos.
by Psychlonic
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People
Replies: 9
Views: 1838

CRKT Provoke: For the Karambit People

I'm not big on karambits but I did find this particular design to be sort of neat: https://www.crkt.com/provoke.html Very low profile capable with quick deploy and overcomes the issue of a folder potentially closing on your fingers. While he didn't do the best job on the world with his mods, Joerg S...
by Psychlonic
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Book Review: Way of the Shadow
Replies: 4
Views: 1382

Re: Book Review: Way of the Shadow

Reserved for Part 2: The shit I should have included but didn't. So there's some pieces scattered around the guide that are fairly poorly written including "Job Hunting", the various maps, sources, etc. and what would go better overall is the concept of open-source intelligence along with other int...
by Psychlonic
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Spurious Generalities
Topic: Book Review: Way of the Shadow
Replies: 4
Views: 1382

Book Review: Way of the Shadow

Did you know 'Way of the Shadow' is almost 20 years old? I haven't even looked at it in over a decade, so I decided to give it another look over to see what all it included, omitted and if long-held opinion of how badly it needs a successor is accurate. WHY THE FUCK HAVE YOU GUYS NOT ROASTED ME HARD...
by Psychlonic
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: So What's Your Fucking Excuse?
Replies: 39
Views: 65442

Re: So What's Your Fucking Excuse?

:D Yeah I need some new excuses myself ironically enough. I've been keeping my skills honed but as for operations... well as you know it takes something really special for me to get interested. I've been running absolute loads of harmless recon operations for an overall concept I'm calling CriCon - ...