Normally I write about application security in this space, but occasionally I’m inspired to write about physical security as well. In this case: Remember the 2006 Heathrow incident that started the War on Liquids? The one in which people were supposed to be bringing the ingredients for a liquid bomb on a flight? Well, the Daily Mail says that they were planning to mix hydrogen peroxide with another unnamed compound, which Bruce Schneier and the Guardian name:
That’s right. The drink that took the astronauts to the moon was supposed to blow up seven planes.
Heh. Read the thread on Schneier’s blog for information about the feasibility of this threat, and then ask yourself why we still have to carry on 4 ounce portions of liquid and taste our baby’s breast milk.
Security theatre does not equal security.