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Re: Airport x-ray software creating images of phantom weapons?
From: David Maxwell <david () crlf net>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 14:25:39 -0500
On Tue, 16 Nov 2004, Jason Coombs wrote:
Software glitch in security scanner at Miami airport 'projected the image of a weapon' that didn't exist
Why are we replacing perfectly good analog video displays with computer-generated displays for security-related data??
Haven't enough people learned yet that whenever you digitize something you render it unreal and vulnerable?
Stupid, stupid, stupid.
The purpose is to test that the operators are catching the images.
Reports are generated at month end on how many false-positives were
The problem in this case, is that the operator must not have been
trained to handle the situation properly, since they could have quickly
determined that it was an intentional false-positive, instead of a real
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