A security expert says that for just $50 in parts your hotel room key card lock can be opened in a matter of seconds. Yet another thing to keep us looking over our shoulders. 24-year-old Cody Brocious created a device capable of unlocking over 5 million hotel rooms through out the world. He didn't create the device to steal from rooms, just to prove that it could be done, and create awareness.

For all of us that travel this is particularly frightening. Think of all the valuables that you leave in your hotel room: your iPad, passport, credit cards, check books, and so forth.

So, FYI the next time you make plans to check into a hotel room use the safe.

[Tecca]