Homeland Security Admits That TSA Scanners Have 'Vulnerabilities'

from the shockingly-unshocking dept

A leaked internal report by Homeland Security has revealed what most people already knew: that its new (expensive) nudie scanners have vulnerabilities that could let things through. This is hardly a surprise. We've written about previous claims including a pretty detailed research report highlighting the vulnerabilities. In fact, it seems pretty crazy that the TSA is finally starting to take notice now. What's really the most galling, of course, is that plenty of people have been pointing out these kinds of vulnerabilities for a while and the TSA did nothing. It's just that now, as the vulnerabilities are finally getting press attention, that the TSA starts to pretend to take these things seriously, rather than admitting the truth: they're there for show more than anything else.

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    That Anonymous Coward (profile), 8 May 2012 @ 4:44pm

    In other shocking news...
    Water wet.
    Snow cold.

    TSA admits nothing until its proven to be lying several times.

    Is it time we, I dunno, sue the shit out of the lobbyist ne congresscritter who sold us this ton of worthless tech?
    They promised it could do the job, and it can't.
    We can't even be sure its actually safe to be near let alone inside.
    Fighting terrorism and stuff good, throwing snake oil on the fire bad.

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