Video Quick look inside the TSA EWR Terminal C MMW Peep Show Booth

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by N965VJ, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

  2. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Interesting. I made sure to save a copy of this just in case it gets disappeared by DHS/TSA.
     
  3. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    I waited until after hours in DCA before posting this. :D I also asked the OP if they saw an "innie" or a "outie" on the screen as it seems there was an image there. :eek:
     
  4. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    Hmm. Looks like a standard Dell tower, with USB ports on the front of the box..
     
  5. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    If those ports aren't disabled either by a GPO (as I can virtually guarantee they're running Windoze) or preferably in hardware, it would be trivial to do up an autorun.inf with an intermittent screen-capture program to save AIT images and dump them to a flash drive.
     
  6. VH-RMD

    VH-RMD Original Member

    that cubicle looks tight for the TSA body shape to fit into - do you think they only let the sick thin ones in there?
     
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  7. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    IMHO, you'd have to be sicko to want to do that job!!
     
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  8. VH-RMD

    VH-RMD Original Member

    well, there's that also...
     
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  9. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    But they can't store, transmit, or print the images!!! :td:

    Maybe they have a double-wide door for some of the booths? :eek:
     
  10. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Yeah, that looks real secure. :rolleyes:
     
  11. SATTSO

    SATTSO Original Member

    If this is really "interesting" to you, I feel a bit sorry for your boring life :(
     
  12. SATTSO

    SATTSO Original Member

    How come there were no pin-ups of people scanned for screeners to look at at touch themselves over?
     
  13. SATTSO

    SATTSO Original Member

    I watched the video multiple times, didn't see and imagine on the screen. What am I missing?
     
  14. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Who needs printed pr0n when you have live images on you monitor, with your buddy out on the floor giving a play-by-play on the Whisper Radio?

    The person that shot the video stated there was still an image on the screen. You know, with all the posturing about how what is seen cannot be released in the same size and resolution as what the TSA employees see, it seems that a screener really dropped the ball by not securing the viewing booth.
     
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  15. SATTSO

    SATTSO Original Member

    Curious, how should the screener secured the booth?

    And so you really believe our first statement???
     
  16. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Feel however you want, I find it interesting that this is a sight TSA doesn't want people to see and yet here it is, being seen by the public. It's interesting that a bog-standard PC with accessible and, from the look of it, functional front-mounted USB ports is used to view AIT images. It's interesting that the booth is just a cubicle and not a completely-enclosed room with a ceiling. It's interesting that, as others have pointed out, seeing inside is as trivial as lifting up a cell phone camera over the wall when TSA has gone to such lengths to trumpet about how privacy-conscious they are with regard to pax going through AIT. As I said, if no steps have been taken to disable those USB ports then a TSO with moderate computer knowledge could write (or even download) a timed screenshot program, throw it on a flash drive with an autorun.inf file pointed to it, and then have it save screenshots of AIT images to that same flash drive.

    So much for protecting traveler privacy.
     
  17. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Gee, I dunno, lock the door? Or do you want me to believe leaving the door unlocked is not an issue for the screener that failed to do this?

    You mean my first statement? Given what's been heard over the Whisper Radios, why not? By the way, that voice inversion scrambling is poor form of securing comms.
     
  18. SATTSO

    SATTSO Original Member

    He didn't open the door. When the video ends you can clearly see the Dior was never opened.

    And who cares about the whisper radios? Nothing really "secure" is said over them anyways.
     
  19. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Dior? Maybe he already had enough perfume that had been confiscated voluntarily surrendered. :p You're right though, I didn't notice that until I let the video stream buffer (You have a wacky phone that likes to spell things funny, my Sprint aircard doesn't play well with video).

    But still, if what is actually seen is of such importance to keep it from the traveling public, why would the area not be secured in such a way that this video could not be taken?

    It seems a number of your colleagues think what they say about the traveling public cannot be monitored, which is not true.
     
  20. SATTSO

    SATTSO Original Member

    Why in private? You wouldn't believe me if I told you... but I'll tell you anways.

    After the underpants bomber (still laugh at that one), and word came out that congress authorized so many hundreds of AIT units, we were told about privacy issues - privacy for the public. Believe it or not, there was concern that the public wouldn't want their scan seen by others (I take it because most of the public looks like the marshmallow man). Over and over again we were told - coming down from above - that to make the passenger happy the scan would be private.

    I think that was a mistake - after we started to use the scan, everyone asked to see theirs. Believe it or not, most of the comments I have received were what I would call positive, excited comments. Think about it, we love our new technology, our newfangled gadgets. Yes, some were unhappy - but many wanted to go through them and see their scan.

    I think, now, it would have been better to put them in public, like the x-ray screen. Oh, well.
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    And if you see what I post in FT in a thread tonight you will see what I think of some of my fellow employees. I could care less if people hear what is being said on the radio. It works to convey what to do with the passenger who was just screened.

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    And yes, my phone has a spelling problem :(

    Have you ever gone to www.damnyouautocorrect.com ? Funny as heck.
     

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