Originally Posted by poizone
I may be late on quoting this, but what a load of bull. I had my bike locked up with three kryptonite new yorks (two u-locks on the wheels and frame, and a chain on the frame), and it got jacked. The difference between my bike and the one next to it? Mine was worth about $1550 more. The lesson: Live in a dorm where you can bring your bike to the room.
On the topic of algorithms, let's just hash the messages and require the other user to brute force them!
Not to derail to hard....
Either your locks weren't as strong as you thought, or they weren't used properly.
With the right lock and usage, breaking a lock would require far to much noise, time, and energy to make a thief interested in doing it. Most people think they have the right locks and use them correctly, in most cases they don't.
Though, I will absolutely contend, that with enough motivation, it is possible. But, thieves are people of opportunity, they aren't going to risk getting caught by spending an unreasonable amount of time screwing with a lock that was deployed properly.