Abstract : In this world there are the ones that specialize in building or safe cracking. They are not concerned with the tollgates, or the police. They are lock-picking experts - be that those of the house, or of the safe. They buy a similar safe, put it in their labs and spend months analyzing it. At the end of this period they write a report on this particular safe - they contact the manufacturer, and might even build a tool that can assist in the breaking of the safe. Maybe they don't even manage to crack into the safe - they might just provide ways to determine the type of metal the safe is made of - which might be interesting on its own. These people are the toolmakers, the Bugtraq 0-day report writers, the people that other hackers consider to be fellow hackers.