Friday, January 22, 2010

Body scanners don't work

As I have said repeatedly - Perimeter security at airports is a joke. Or as Bruce Schneier calls it "security theater". No matter what technology you throw at it or how badly you treat the passengers it will never be effective. All it does is make dumb people think they are safe - in spite of spectacular failures like 9/11, and the shoe and underwear bombers...

The only solution is to make airplanes un-hijackable. Separate the flight deck from the passenger cabin and filter all communication between the two via ground control. Done.

This video is from German tv (and hence in the German language) but still illustrates the point to English only speakers. It's a good watch.

Bruice Schneier's comments.

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