Well, maybe not anymore…
We interrupt our regular anime rantage to bring you this public service announcement: you no longer need months of practice or hundreds of dollars worth of equipment to pick a lock. Any lock.
All you need is a specially-cut key that fits the lock and a few taps with a hammer. With a set of 10 keys of varying sizes cut in this manner, you can open 90% of the locks out there in just 10 seconds. Because it opens the lock in the normal way, this method leaves no traces and insurance companies will not pay for any losses in the event of a burglary.
Here is the white paper that contains everything you need to know to make a bump key and use it.
Just take a look at the video.