Thursday, June 2, 2011

Security loophole (Duh!)

The people who managed to fake some boarding passes are hardly hackers. I'm pretty sure I could do this if I wanted and I'm just a reasonably competent computer user. Also, the solutions that the news team suggested at the end are laughable. The whole boarding pass cross-check to ID's is the reason it's so obvious (to me, at least) that this is all just security theater. There's a whole underground fake ID business, a chunk of which has been mastered by 18 year olds! If you think that the TSA policies can prevent someone who is determined to get on an airplane from doing so, you need to wake up.