The world famous Kevin Mitnick has set up a demonstration of fiber tapping into emails in transit. He has laptops playing the parts of a user’s device, a company server through which the first device sends emails, and a third to represent a hacker’s device. The user’s device and the server are connected via optical fiber, just as they would be in the real world, and Mitnick introduces a $400 fiber tap that can read the traffic passing between them. Mitnick sends unencrypted emails to and from the user’s device and demonstrates that the hacker can read these emails in real time as they transit the fiber cable.