for abusers and incompetents?
When the locks were first introduced in 2003, TSA official Ken Lauterstein described them as
part of the agency’s efforts to develop “practical solutions that
contribute toward our goal of providing world-class security and
world-class customer service.”
Now that they’ve been hacked, however, TSA says it doesn’t really care one way or another.
“The reported ability to create keys for TSA-approved suitcase locks
from a digital image does not create a threat to aviation security,”
wrote TSA spokesperson Mike England in an email to The Intercept.
“These consumer products are ‘peace of mind’ devices, not part of TSA’s aviation security regime,” England wrote.