Saturday, February 24, 2007

My blog post leads to congressional investigation of TSA


Wired News is reporting that Henry Waxman - acting as chairman of the powerful House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform - has sent a letter to Kip Hawley, TSA director, demanding information on TSA's shamefully insecure and phishy TRIP website.

The letter, in its full glory, can be found here (pdf).

I was the first person to notice the website, and its lack of SSL encryption. I tipped off Ryan Singel of Wired News, and Brian Krebs from the Washington Post. There have been a couple articles written about the story so far...

I'm crossing my fingers, and hoping for hearings...


Anonymous said...

Good luck with those hearings. They're mostly a dog-and-pony show. No one ever loses their job over mismanagement, and it's a rare day that something is de-funded.

Mostly it's a way for your congress-critters to show that they are "doing something".

e.g. "Legislator Theater"

Anonymous said...

It still might bring attention to the issue in the public...then again with the sheeple it won't do much.

Nice work anyway though. I'm not sure if I should hope that you get to testify or not.