More news to cause you to fret, as though you did not already have enough. Is your house safe? Are you safe? Are your children safe in your home? According to Snopes.com, yes, it is true that door locks can be easily “bumped” open.
According to WIKIPEDIA, “Lock bumping is a lock picking technique for opening a pin tumbler lock using a specially-crafted bump key. One bump key will work for all locks of the same type.”
I first learned of this from “American Daughter,” Nancy Mathis. There is more at the blog “Endgaget”: The Lockdown: Locked, But Not Secure (Part 1) and The Lockdown: Locked, But Not Secure (Part 2).