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Red Team agents use disguises, ingenuity to expose TSA vulnerabilities
Red Team agents use disguises, ingenuity to expose TSA vulnerabilities

They are so expert at evading airport security that a former head of the Transportation Security Administration once hailed them as “super-terrorists” for their ability to smuggle weapons and other prohibited items aboard planes. They are said to use disguises and false identities, and one recently managed to sneak fake explosives taped to his body past a TSA screener's routine pat-down. But they are undercover federal agents, known as the Red Team, working for the inspector general at the Department of Homeland Security, and their job is to test airport screening in an effort to expose security gaps and keep TSA screeners sharp. In recent tests, the Red Team...

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