In an alarming security breach, a U.S. airport security manual has been posted on the internet. The confidential airport passenger screening procedures offer insight into how to sidestep security. The 90-page Transportation Security Administration (TSA) manual was marked “sensitive security information”. It had been sitting on the internet since March but the blunder has only just been made public by a blogger.
There is plenty of compromising information in the document. It includes what size of electrical wire can go undetected by airport screening machines, which items that screeners can decide not to check, including wheelchairs, and what the identity cards for the CIA and Federal air marshals look like.
There is also information about the setting on x-ray machines and the devices to detect the presence of explosives.
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