Rapiscan Secure 1000, the full-body scanner deployed at U.S. airports between 2009 and 2013, was so unreliable that a team of researchers with no terrorist training were able to smuggle guns, knives and explosives past the machine without detection.
The researchers from the University of California, San Diego, the University of Michigan, and Johns Hopkins University were also able to manipulate the operating software so that the operator got an “all clear” image even when a banned item was detected.
“A clever attacker can smuggle contraband past the machines using surprisingly low-tech techniques,” J. Alex Halderman, a professor of computer science at the University of Michigan, said in a statement.
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