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Airport worker caught photographing screen as female guard passed through naked scanner

• Boing Boing

You know those airport scanners that render you essentially naked? The ones that don't catch bomb-making materials? The ones that are supposed to be staffed by infallible and absolutely trustworthy airport workers who'll never, ever abuse your privacy with them?

Turns out they're vulnerable to a sophisticated, impossible-to-predict technical attack: a guard was caught taking pictures the screen while a female colleague was passing through the scanner. Who'd have guessed that was possible?


 A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Police received an allegation regarding an incident that happened at Heathrow Terminal 5 on March 10. A first-instance harassment warning has been issued to a 25-year-old male."

The BAA employee took a photo of his co-worker, Jo Margetson, when she inadvertently went through a scanner.

"I can't bear to think about the body scanner thing," she told the Sun. "I'm totally traumatised. I've spoken to the police about it. I'm in too much of a state to go to work."

Airport worker given police warning for 'misusing' body scanner (Thanks, Marc!)

(Image: Der Spiegel)


2 Comments in Response to

Comment by Richard Stone
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 "She" is traumatised? "She" is traumaised? But the millions of people that go thru them are of no concern ????????????????  When the shoe is on the other foot it sure is a major issue!  What a hypocrite the TSA is !!!!!! 

The scanner machines are already obsolete due to the breast implant bombers!!!

The machines do not detect them or protect us, it is all for show!! We could fly naked and it still would not help. Every high tech device can be circumvented with a low tech solution. Wake up America !

Comment by Powell Gammill
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This works on sooooo many levels.