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That’s probably a bad trend.

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Credit cards ought to quit using ZIP codes for verification

Just watch as a gaggle of confused foreign tourists puzzle out how to buy subway tickets from a vending machine while they hold up a line of impatient New Yorkers. The “enter 5-digit ZIP code” request stumps’em every time. Psst, hey, security “experts,” not everyone in the world has a 5-digit ZIP code.

Um, WTF, LinkedIn?

It is very likely that a large (15-20 cm in diameter), irregularly-shaped, cm-thick pancake with beveled edges, taped to the abdomen, would be invisible to this technology, ironically, because of its large volume, since it is easily confused with normal anatomy.
Leon Kaufman and Joseph W. Carlson • In a piece titled “An evaluation of airport x-ray backscatter units based on image characteristics,” which they wrote for the Journal of Transportation Security. To put it simply – if terrorists were smart enough to create pancake-shaped plastic explosives that look like someone’s belly on a full-body scanner, the technology would be defeated and we’d all be dead. Good to know.  source (viafollow)
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