Email privacy is lost

Friday, 30 July 2004, 10:59 AM EST

Ah, humanity. We are a sneaky species, forever attempting to get a leg up on everyone else in as underhanded a manner as possible. If there's a way to listen in to conversations not meant for us, watch the actions of others furtively, or read someone else's secrets, we do it.

In January, it was reported that a 24-year-old thief in Medellin, Colombia had himself delivered to a wealthy condominium in a parcel. His plan? Wait in the box until it was deposited in the home he wished to ransack, then worm his way out and have his way. Unfortuntely, police suspected a bomb, and started to open the box when ... the lad cut his way out, complaining that he couldn't breathe. Oops.

By Scott Granneman at SecurityFocus.

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