Israeli Security Caps MacBook 3 Times

An American woman found out the hard way that her unibody MacBook isn't bullet proof when Israeli security officers shot it three times after two hours of questioning when she tried to enter the country.

"Israeli security officers had completed around two hours of questioning and searching me. They had pressed every sock and scarf with a security device, ripped open soap and had me strip extra layers. They asked me tons of questions," Lily Sussman said on her blog. "Then they asked me to wait."

Lily Sussman's post-border check MacBook

Shortly after that, she heard three gun shots and was presented with her laptop bearing three new holes. Luckily, the hard drive wasn't hit, and Israeli officials said they would replace her laptop.

While Ms. Sussman's experience is unfortunate, it's also a great reminder to always back up your data before traveling and to be especially careful when traveling to regions with high political tension.

[Thanks to Engadget for the heads up.]