Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Really Good Point From Schneier ...

Read all here; the key point is: "The same is true for knitting needles [...] and whatever else the airport screeners are confiscating this week. If there's no consequence to getting caught with it, then confiscating it only hurts innocent people. At best, it mildly annoys the terrorists.

To fix this, airport security has to make a choice. If something is dangerous, treat it as dangerous and treat anyone who tries to bring it on as potentially dangerous. If it's not dangerous, then stop trying to keep it off airplanes. Trying to have it both ways just distracts the screeners from actually making us safer."

Doesn't it just make sense?!

Dr Anton Chuvakin