Security experts warn about flaws in airline boarding passes
Barcodes a cause for concern?
- Duration 2:44
- Date Oct 24, 2012
Barcodes a cause for concern?
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-- warning now about gaps in security at our airports.
Experts say pre printed boarding passes could help the terrorists and smugglers get through security.
According to the report in the Washington Post newspaper.
The bar code you see on -- boarding passes contain information about which type of screening you as the passenger will receive.
As one security analysts explained if a group of people is planning an attack that group can check the boarding passes and whichever guy is going to have the least screening is going to be the one who'll take potentially problematic items through security.
Michael Boyd is with us now from aviation dot com he's chairman of the Boyd group -- consulting and research firm.
In the airline industry well another gap today.
Now this this this is just one more gap in the giant Titanic hole it's meaningless.
You know terrorist doesn't sit there are planned for months and then look at -- boarding passes -- not gonna do what -- whatever security they get it sloppy security in any case.
And -- admitted deter or help any anybody.
Why I wonder they're making the big deal out of this I don't get it.
Some -- found it decided that my god someone might be able to put his laptop in his bag and get through security so a lot.
That that's what we're looking at we might not have to take off his coat that's where the terrorists to get through the terrorists will do what they did -- 9/11 go through the back door and.
And and this this matter of the what do what do they call when you get infer when you get in without taking issues often -- laptop off they actually treated like a human -- have some sort of.
Yeah I have but that that's no less -- more security besides most of the 9/11 hijackers could have passed that pre checks up.
This whole thing is such a -- -- theater really is disturbing.
What what do you make of these moves of the very very slow scanners that don't -- thing to airports where they can go slow and not -- anything.
Yet -- is it once again shows just.
The -- -- know and the people the top of pistol.
At the top of the TSA they are incompetence.
They can't make us any safer member of the -- -- with -- six -- also destroy them.
There were really great this is incompetent security it's the only way of putting it -- no safe.
I have preferred to air blowing on me -- those people's lives all over me -- -- she's I'll take air overall those hands.
And I felt better well you know question but we're not be better off.
Yeah I just preferred to be my my decision to be touch not.
Not their decision for reasons which make -- -- is always good to see -- like the voice of reason within this within this debacle of airport security.
Thank you very much and they refused somebody out dated anybody in DC isn't it that it's scoops day for 4.
A morning -- now.