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TSA Tests Identity Verification System
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Thad
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5/24/2012 | 6:38:10 PM
re: TSA Tests Identity Verification System
Kids have figured out the best way to get a fake ID is to "borrow" an older sibling/friend who has gotten a duplicate ID - see http://www.idscanner.com/id/sc...
How hard would it be for a banned person to get somebody's who looks like them to get a 2nd ID and "loan" it to them? All this money/technology will not stop the most dangerous elements. Biometrics would work, but people do not want their eyeballs scanned or fingerprints read just to go on vacation.
Andrew Hornback
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4/23/2012 | 1:29:21 AM
re: TSA Tests Identity Verification System
To some degree, I'm wondering why the TSA simply doesn't use biometrics? When was the last time a fingerprint or retina got forged?

Verify the flyer's identity and then verify that their flight is in order - that's the basis for this screening, right?

Any time there's a comparison of credentials that can be copied, manipulated, damaged in order to verify a person's identity, there is room for error and problems can occur.

Andrew Hornback
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4/23/2012 | 1:20:58 AM
re: TSA Tests Identity Verification System
There are occasions where a flight will get booked by one person so that another may travel - you end up with mismatches from time to time in that scenario.
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4/20/2012 | 8:02:15 PM
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Why couldn't they tap into the airliners database directly and save themselves the money?!


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