A new appreciation of security theater (via Jon Udell)

I know Bruce Schneier was very hard on TSA’s changes in screening over time since they were first rushed into service. If Bruce’s attitude towards Security Theater can evolve, so can mine.

The WSJ reported recently that the FBI, looking for fresh leads in the 1982 case of Tylenol poisonings, suspects Ted "Unabomber" Kaczynski and is trying to get hold of a sample of his DNA. Coincidentally I was just thinking about that case thanks to Bruce Schneier. In his recent TED talk he mentions that the Tylenol incident led to tamper-proof caps — a perfect example of what Schneier likes to call "security theater": As a homework assignment, … Read More

via Jon Udell






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