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Massive TSA Security Breach As Agency Gives Away Its Secrets

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posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 07:58 PM

Massive TSA Security Breach As Agency Gives Away Its Secrets

In a massive security breach, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) inadvertently posted online its airport screening procedures manual, including some of the most closely guarded secrets regarding special rules for diplomats and CIA and law enforcement officers

The most sensitive parts of the 93-page Standard Operating Procedures were apparently redacted in a way that computer savvy individuals easily overcame.

The document shows sample CIA, Congressional and law enforcement credentials which experts say would make it easy for terrorists to duplicate.

The improperly redacted areas indicate that only 20 percent of checked bags are to be hand searched for explosives and reveal in detail the limitations of x-ray screening machines.


Somebody's in trouble.

If your interested, read the actual manual (.pdf)

[edit on 8-12-2009 by loam]

posted on Dec, 9 2009 @ 10:52 AM
Typical government handling. Apparently the information was from an outdated version and posted for potential contractor bidding purposes. At least that's their story and they are sticking to it. Unofficially someone is probably getting a promotion out of this debacle.

Another angle might be that its a bait and hook approach, but that seems unlikely. Give the "enemy" some details and methods to use which could come to fruition.



posted on Dec, 9 2009 @ 10:57 AM
WOW! This is not public information in any way shape or form. Nice to see the level of stupidity isnt disappointing. Complete idiots. This entire agency is a joke.

posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 03:41 PM
Sound's like they found a scapegoat, who is going to be burned for sure....

posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 03:53 PM
JEEZ i really could care less about the manual that picture speaks 100000000 words

A old granny getting the pat down?

are you f---ing kidding me?

since when did we hear about grannybombers in the media?

My mom just got off a plane last night
they totally destroyed my sisters luggage
They totally cut it you can see the huge slit
broke plastic
she couldnt even wheel it out of the airport they completely destroyed it

a word of advice
never bring a pink pokadot luggage on a airplane it scream terrorist

[edit on 10-3-2010 by blankduck18]

posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 10:15 PM
reply to post by blankduck18

Love how everyone NOW assumes the TSA destroyed thier luggage. Try the luggage handlers that have been detroying luggage since 1935.

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