On the subject of picking now, and it strikes me as a little odd that some people think that a simple padlock is going to do the job of securing something like a garden shed full of expensive tools. Everyone has a garden shed, and almost everyone secures it with a padlock which can be fairly weak or easily picked.
However, what are some other commonly seen locks which are insecure and where can they usually be found?
No picking needed, just a sock.
Also, what makes an expensive padlock any better than a shitty cheap one? I noticed that when picking, there are more pins to get through and that they're sometimes harder to push up, but nothing else.
Combo Master Locks have an anti-shim groove. Maybe padlocks implement some sort of similar mechanism? Fancy plastic packaging? Beats me.
As for the sock, you can get one of those $1 locks and literally unlock them using brute force with a sock. Real cheap shit.
ABUS never fails with me
Therefore all locks are cheap.
Not always true. Discus locks have very difficult to attack shackles, but are relatively easy to pick.