Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Totally Stupid Agency screws up your locks

Air travelers who don’t have firearms in their checked luggage probably use a special Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approved lock. What is a TSA approved lock? I’ll let the TSA’s very own Blogger Bob explain:
TSA has worked with several companies to develop locks that can be opened by security officers using universal “master” keys so that the locks may not have to be cut. These locks are available at most airports and many travel stores nationwide. The packaging on the locks indicates whether they can be opened by TSA.
In other words TSA approved locks are locks with an included backdoor that can be used by TSA officers to access your luggage. I will take a moment to note that the use of TSA approved locks is not lawful when firearms are in your checked luggage so those of us who do fly with them do not, and legally can not, use TSA approved locks.
Guess what happened with the TSA's backdoor key?

Golly gosh, let's all remember to thank the Republicans for this smoking crater of a failed Agency.  And let's make sure to vote for some more Republicans so we can get even more!


B said...

your blogger bob link is no good

Archer said...

@B (and BP): Remove the extra double-quote (") at the end of the Blogger Bob link. Then it will work.


TOTWTYTR said...

The first time I looked at a TSA lock, I figured it would take about 10 seconds for someone to figure out how to pick the backdoor lock.

That of course was if airport baggage thieves not already employed by the TSA didn't already have their own super secret special TSA keys.