Experts warn about security flaws in airline boarding passes

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...408c80-1d3c-11e2-b647-bb1668e64058_story.html

    Security flaws in airline boarding passes could allow would-be terrorists or smugglers to know in advance whether they will be subject to certain security measures, and perhaps even permit them to modify the designated measures, security researchers have warned.

    The vulnerabilities center around the Transportation Security Administration’s pre-screening system, a paid-for program in which the screening process is expedited for travelers at the airport: laptops can remain in hand baggage, as can approved containers of liquid, and belts and shoes kept on.

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    Is this blogger naive enough to think that's the only hole out there?
     
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  3. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Two words: Paper cuts!
     
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    This guys probably just mad pre-check doesnt work for him :)
     
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    The design could have been secure, but they really didn't think it through, did they? Idiots.
     

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