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StuffyB341
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StuffyB341,
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2/14/2014 | 8:23:45 AM
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At least get the headline correct: the body of the article points to checkpoint equipment; there is a HUGE difference between checked baggage scanners and the checkpoint X-Ray.  Presumably, the x-ray system projects whatever the detector sees onto the screen and the process of scanning is done by the operator -- project enough clutter onto the screen and a bag check is called -- more likely to slow down the process than to allow prohibited items through.  Most airports are updating their x-ray equipment, so the relevance is spurious at best.
WKash
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2/13/2014 | 4:34:31 PM
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Whoopty, you don't know how much fun you're missing!  I would imagine it wouldn't be too hard for someone to slip through as a contractor on routine maintenance and make a few adjustments on the scanners. 
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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2/12/2014 | 11:12:52 AM
Presumably
Presumably though, the "hackers" would need some sort of access to the machine? I've never been through a US airport, but do they often leave these terminals unguarded? 


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