Posts Tagged ‘tsa’

Security Through Obscurity TSA/GSM Edition

It’s impossible to write code these days without having to study security to some extent. The byproduct of this is that since digital security concepts are based largely on real life, you see the obvious gaps in real life “security”. The quotes are intentional because many/most attempts only provide the feeling of security as opposed […]

Hacking The TSA

Everyone’s favorite security guru has a great blog post on how to prevent loss of an expensive camera that must be checked luggage rather than carry on. To summarize, you can pack it with a starter pistol so that the TSA takes extra precautions to prevent it’s loss (they don’t want to loose a gun, […]

Monkey’s On A Plane

Oh boy would “Monkey’s On A Plane” be a blockbuster. Just a blank tape with that title would make millions. Film a real movie, and it’s [pinky in mouth] billions. Well, apparently enough monkeys travel on commercial airlines every year to warrant their own section in on the TSA website. I’d love to have a […]

Sierra Mist Commercial Inspiration For TSA Security Measures

The Consumerist points out that Sierra Mist TV commercial which recently aired is taking on a new relevance. If Pepsi Co. doesn’t step up this ad campaign a bit, it will be necessary to petition them to see this ad a bit more. I just love the irony. It needs to be kept on TV […]

Vacation

I’m back from vacation. Like two years ago, I spent some time in Holland visiting family, and then some vacation time in Spain (Mallorca to be exact), then back to Holland for a day and a half. Just starting to catch up on things, so be patient if your expecting a reply from me. I’m […]

TSA locks up terrorist #1

Via Aebrahim’s blog, John Barlow’s story of the TSA “protecting America”. I’d say it’s a must read, though pretty depressing. A real brilliant example of how America is becoming “safer”. Sadly, it’s pretty safe to say the government to date has spent thousands (plural) of dollars “protecting” us from John. Good luck to him. Good […]