12/22/2011

Fake boarding pass gets through TSA security

Where are all the news stories about this? From Vanity Fair:

As we came by the checkpoint line, Schneier described one of these aspects: the ease with which people can pass through airport security with fake boarding passes. First, scan an old boarding pass, he said—more loudly than necessary, it seemed to me. Alter it with Photoshop, then print the result with a laser printer. In his hand was an example, complete with the little squiggle the T.S.A. agent had drawn on it to indicate that it had been checked. “Feeling safer?” he asked. . . .

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2 Comments:

Blogger Scott Plante said...

I've always believed that the reason for the boarding pass check was to limit the number of people going through the security checkpoint rather than a direct security measure. You can also get a pass to go meet a child or elderly person at the gate.

12/22/2011 7:16 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

That sounds pretty darn close on how to make your own birth certificate.

12/23/2011 3:41 PM  

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