TSA, HSBC in secret doc redaction oopsie
John Leyden of The Register reports on the HSBC redaction breach reported previously on this site, but also alerts us to a TSA redaction goof that does not involve personal information but is more of a national security concern or risk:
Blacked-out portions of a TSA document on screening techniques could be reversed by a simple cut-and-paste operation on supposedly sensitive portions of a PDF document. Security through obscurity is seldom the greatest idea, so maybe it’s just as well that the TSA’s Screening Management Standard Operating Procedure is now publicly available.[…]
The document in question was removed from its original location on fbo.gov but was mirrored at Cryptome.org with the previously inadequately redacted material exposed.
I hope Cryptome has its lawyers on speed dial this week as they’ve really exposed a lot of documents that were supposed to be secured.