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TSA's PreCheck flier program hits 500,000 enrollment mark TSA's expedited PreCheck flier program, which was launched in Indianapolis in December, hits 500,000 enrollment milestone.
Teflon tape, molded plastic explosives and hidden handguns were all used in concealment techniques and tricks that enabled a group of researchers to hide banned and dangerous weapons and substances from Rapiscan Secure 1000 machines previously used at Transportation Security Administration airport checkpoints, and which are currently used at ... (more)
The Department of Homeland Security recently achieved two major milestones for its trusted traveler programs.
Collector knives in the shape of a gun and a bullet recovered by TSA in summer 2014 at a Yuma, Arizona airport.
Erin Sharp arrived at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport a little less than two hours before her 9:40 a.m. flight to San Diego on Sunday, timed so that her 11-month-old son would zonk out on the plane and they would arrive home with the afternoon to spare.
Jonathon Corbett was excoriated by the TSA for criticizing body scanners, but a new study may show that he was right.
Researchers found the scanners could be duped simply by placing a weapon off to the side of the body or encasing it under a plastic shield.
Today at the Usenix Security Symposium a group of researchers from UC San Diego and the University of Michigan will present a paper demonstrating flaws in a full-body scaning machine that was used at many U.S. airports.
We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.
So far this year, about 20,000 items have been left accidentally at security checkpoints at San Francisco International Airport, scooped by the Transportation Security Administration which must figure out to how to return them to the rightful owners.
Airport security officers are getting a little too frisky with some passengers, and watchdog agencies want to make sure that the government cracks down on this abuse.
The full-body X-ray scanners only retired last year amid long-standing concerns that they intruded on privacy by showing travelers naked were also riddled with security loopholes, new research claims.
The article talks about blogger Jonathan Corbett who published a YouTube video two years ago showing some of these same failings which the TSA pooh-poohed.
Updated: Wed Aug 27, 2014 04:23 pm
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