Lockpicking videos populate YouTube

I never realized that there are tons of information (and videos) of lockpicking on the Internet. According to Toool, an organization of lockpickers:

Lockpicking is the art of opening a lock without damaging it or using a key.

The video (attached) for instance features a step-by-step tutorial on making lockpicks. Whoa. I’ve used YouTube to view guitar lessons but you’ll never know what you can find from this popular video hosting service.

A Poynter Online column by Al Tompkin caught this trend in a recent posting. In fact, he also mentioned a new term called bumping. This “technique [allows people] to open most mechanical pin-tumbler locks damage free, in little time, with little training and using only inexpensive tools.”

Apparently bumping is now a sport, as this website states.

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Erwin Oliva

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