Posted by: David Harley | April 12, 2010

Apple not so crumbly

Here’s a little more about the TSA and the iPad: you may remember that I commented earlier at https://macviruscom.wordpress.com/2010/04/06/apple-crumble-theres-no-need-for-security/ and at http://www.eset.com/blog/2010/04/06/so-apple-really-doesnt-have-a-security-problem.

Roger Yu says in USA Today that:

Ordinarily, travelers are required to remove laptops from their bags at checkpoints. But the iPad is a half-inch thick and is free of internal parts and accessories that can block images when laptops go through the screening machines.

The story is at http://www.usatoday.com/tech/wireless/2010-04-12-airportcheckin12_ST_N.htm. Yu also points out that officials have discretion to insist that you do take out your iPad or Kindle etc. for a closer check, if they regard you as in some way suspicious.

David Harley FBCS CITP CISSP
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Responses

  1. As a full time traveler, I’d suggest pulling it out of the bag anyway. It’ll save you the time waiting for them to rescan it if they decide to pull it out of your bag for you.


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