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The security of a system is as strong as it's weakest component

The padlock that had seized shut on my back gate was proving hard to remove, the hardened steel U was not yielding to my hacksaw. I noticed some rivets underneath that turned out to be soft steel. 10 minutes of sawing and I was in.

CLoseup of a padlock with a Hardened steel U and body of layered steel plates

Hardened steel U

Soft steel rivets on the bottom of the padlock

Soft steel rivets on the bottom

The bottom plate of the padlock revealed, lock mechanism removed

After removing the rivets, hammering off the bottom plate

The bottom plate revealed, lock mechanism removed

An open padlock

Lock open!