Wired News: Bomb Threat Posed by Pants, Belts
At U.S. airports, passengers are inspected, tested and searched, and in the wake of the bomb plot foiled Thursday by British police, they can’t even bring a latte on board. But terrorists armed with liquid or plastic explosives can still make it onto planes because there’s little technology to stop them from smuggling bombs on their bodies or in their clothes, experts say.
“When you travel, you are not protected against terrorists who bring explosives on their person or in carry-on luggage,” said Hans Weber, a San Diego aviation security consultant. “It’s a bigger problem than liquids.”