(Greek: κρυπτεία / krupteía, from κρυπτός / kruptós, “hidden, secret things”)

TSA & DHS, Trust US With YOUR Data!

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Washington (CNN) — Five Transportation Security Administration employees have been placed on administrative leave after a sensitive airport security manual was posted on the Internet, the agency announced Wednesday.

The TSA said the version of the manual that ended up online was several editions old and did not expose the agency’s current airport screening protocols. And Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a Senate committee Wednesday that, “The security of the traveling public has never been put at risk.”

The manual outlined screening procedures for law enforcement officers, diplomats, prisoners, federal air marshals and others.

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Well, I have been saying this kind of thing for some time.. Meh, they made a boo boo… Or, shall we see more? Check the link below for an answer to that one…

I was inspired last night and did some Googling with key words including SSI (Sensitive Security Information) Sure enough, within the DHS/TSA domains you can still get hold of more SSI documents.


These are the people in charge of our safety… Makes you feel all warm and safe huh?


Written by Krypt3ia

2009/12/10 at 01:43

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  1. Metadata leaks are, well, too common.

    Somehow, Adobe PDFs have become the standard for manuals, etc… (despite about a million reasons why that is a bad idea) and leaks by way of metadata (giving the appearance of removing the information, but not actually doing so) are pretty common: (For instance, the Baucus health care bill, as written by a lobbyist)

    I’ve always been a fan of smaller, more straightforward ways of sharing a publishing data, with less file size and places where secure data could “hide” in the file.


    2009/12/10 at 07:25

  2. Agreed, but lets take it further to the point of teaching these guys the precepts of OPSEC and to NOT post such documents to the internet in the first place?


    2009/12/10 at 16:48

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