War on Terror

Video: Engineer Jonathan Corbett Shows How to Beat TSA Body Scanners

| by Michael Allen

Engineer Jonathan Corbett, who runs the blog TSA Out of Our Pants, explained on a video (below) how he snuck a small metal case through the Transportation and Security Administration’s (TSA) billion dollar fleet of body scanners in two different airports.

Corbet said the problem is how the TSA scanner uses dark colors to highlight threats: “Again that’s light figure, black background, and black threat items. Yes that’s right, if you have a metallic object on your side, it will be the same color as the background and therefore completely invisible to both visual and automated inspection.”

“Now, I’m sure the TSA will accuse me of aiding the terrorists by releasing this video, but it’s beyond belief that the terrorists haven’t already figured this out and are already plotting to use this against us. The TSA is worse than ineffective: they are an epic fail placing us all in danger. … We must all stand together and demand an end to the organization that molests our families while placing us in danger by directly ignoring blatant security flaws.”