Fake Boarding Pass Generator Analyzed

by on October 27, 2006

I have examined the CAPPS program and the fake boarding pass generator in a longish post over on Cato@Liberty.

At the tail end, I say “The fake boarding pass generator does not create a new security weakness. It reveals an existing one. Though some people may want to, it’s important not to kill the messenger . . . .”

Michael Hampton of the enteraining and insightful HomelandStupidity.us quickly pointed me to the views of Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA), which are reflected in Ryan Singel’s post on 27B Stroke 6: Congressman Ed Markey Wants Security Researcher Arrested.

Update: Do check the post on this topic at HomelandStupidity. Scroll down for a YouTube video send-up of identity-based security.

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