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A demonstration of one of those highfalutin—and highly invasive—full-body airport scanners caught a Swiss Army Knife and a cellphone, but none of the, uh, bomb components.
The big reveal comes at around 2:07, and is moderately to extremely terrifying. As Schneier on Security points out, the subject didn't get scanned from the side. That's reassuring until you see that there were still a few front-facing explosive bits that got through, and he didn't even have to hide anything in a body cavity.
While I think this does prove these machines are just as fallible as any other "security" method, they do point out in the video that the conditions are not the same as they would be in an airport (the guy would not be wearing the jacket and it would have been searched).
Originally posted by brokedown
Watched that shill Matt "Lower" on NBC, just last week say with a straight face that the "Pantie" bomber would have been detected with the Full Body Scan Machine, Guess they forgot that that kid was the patsy placed on the airplane without a passport and with the help of someone yet to identified.