The TSA’s explosives sniffers have a major security flaw

If you’ve gone through security in an American airport, you’ve passed by millions of dollars’ worth of equipment. There are backscatter machines, luggage X-rays and explosive-sniffing computers — some of the most advanced monitoring machines the US government can offer. But a new report from the security firm Qualys has uncovered some gaping security holes in that equipment, letting attackers disable or undermine crucial elements of the TSA’s security apparatus.

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